• Lisa M. Todd
Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)


The Conclusion highlights lingering memories of ‘sexual treason’ after 1918, and reiterates the important scholarly insights gained by studying the histories of sex and war. In the 1914–1918 conflict, civil–military officials justified their interventionist policies by claiming that ordinary men and women could not be trusted to make ‘correct’ sexual decisions. Everyday Germans—soldiers and civilians, women and men—fought back against intrusions into intimate affairs, and accusations of sexual treason, showing that while the imperial German state may have aspired to authoritarian status, it did not always succeed in the bedchambers of the nation.


Sexual Violence Venereal Disease Sexual Decision German Woman Sexual Double Standard 
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  • Lisa M. Todd
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  1. 1.University of New BrunswickNew BrunswickCanada

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