TABOR - Tradition and Contemporaneity in the Romanian Orthodox Church
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Loyalties during the war. Romanians versus Romanians in the first world conflagration
The article presents the manner in which the Great War was narrated through the letters sent from the front by the Romanian soldiers and published in the main political newspapers from Transylvania. Being written in exceptional times and created in the proximity of the historical event they narrate, thus having the authority of the direct experience, these letters represent significant clues for the intensity of mobilization and national solidarity in the early phase of the military conflict, for the process of ethnical identification in multicultural armies with many wavering loyalties and especially for the peculiarities that the voices of the Romanian soldiers from Transylvania brings the Great War in writing.