Across Borders and Battlegrounds: A Transnational Study of War Experiences of WWII Volunteers from the BeNeLux Countries

Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic


Paper presentation in the panel 'Biographical and Experiential Approaches to Transnational War Volunteering, 19th-21st
Centuries'. This panel investigates transnational war volunteerism spanning from the 19th to the 21st centuries, focusing specifically on volunteer experiences. The primary objective is to comprehend the motivations, ideologies, and circumstances driving individuals to volunteer for various conflicts and to discern commonalities, distinctions, and deeper insights within this historical and current phenomenon. Additionally, the panel contributions explore methodological approaches to analyzing source materials detailing personal experiences and addressing the challenges of interpreting the multifaceted narratives of war volunteers, drawing from diverse sources such as diaries, letters, photographs, interviews, and legal records and trials related to individuals conducted after their return.
Period20 Apr 2024
Event title2024 Annual Meeting - Society for Military History
Event typeConference
LocationArlington, United StatesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational