Intimate Relations between Occupiers and Occupied (Belgium and France)
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- Publisher: Freie Universität Berlin
sexualité--belgique--1914-1918 | sexualité--france--1914-1918 | prostitution--france--1914-1918 | prostitution--belgique--1914-1918
mesheuropmc: humanities | education
During the invasion and occupation of 1914-1918, German soldiers had sexual relations with local women in Belgium and France. There were many cases of rape during the invasion, but the occupation itself was more characterized by a rise in prostitution. Other forms of intimate relations also emerged, but they generally did not outlast the war itself.