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dc.creatorFlood, Lucas Ryan
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-27T12:19:45Z
dc.date.available2021-05-27T12:19:45Z
dc.date.created2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.wlu.edu/handle/11021/35374
dc.descriptionThesis; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]en_US
dc.descriptionLucas Ryan Flood is a member of the Class of 2021 of Washington and Lee University.en_US
dc.description.abstractOn the American side, it is traditional to view World War II as a righteous war fought by soldiers inspired by freedom and democracy, as Adams succinctly defines this view in The Best War Ever. However, this conception of the war contrasts with the recent historiography that focuses on other motivators, such as racial prejudice, revenge, small unit cohesion, and the desire to return home. This study aims to address the historiographical debates over soldier motivations on both the Eastern Front and the Pacific Theater and add to the comparative historiography across multiple fronts in the Second World War through close analysis of contemporary German and American sources and the scholarly debates over combat motivations.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityLucas R. Flood
dc.format.extent71 pagesen_US
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dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Honors in Historyen_US
dc.titleBuilding an Ethos of Killing: Comparing and Contrasting the World War II Combat Motivations of German soldiers on the Eastern Front and American Soldiers in the Pacific (thesis)en_US
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dc.rights.holderFlood, Lucas Ryan
dc.subject.fastCombat -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.fastSoldiersen_US
dc.subject.fastMotivation (Psychology)en_US
local.departmentHistoryen_US
local.scholarshiptypeHonors Thesisen_US


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