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Rumours of War – The Myths and Legends of WW1

The story of the crucified soldier was eagerly reported during the First World War and was leveraged by propagandists to shore up the war effort.

The First World War was barely two weeks old when Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II shot off an urgent (and now famous) telegram to the commander of his first army group, Alexander von Kluck. The terse note, which was supposedly dispatched…