Fun and Military Games: The War in German Picturebooks, 1914-1915

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Fun and Military Games : The War in German Picturebooks, 1914-1915. / O'Sullivan, Emer.

Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War. Hrsg. / Lissa Paul; Rosemary R. Johnston; Emma Short. New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (GB), 2016. S. 197-213.

Publikation: Beiträge in SammelwerkenAufsätze in SammelwerkenForschungbegutachtet

Harvard

O'Sullivan, E 2016, Fun and Military Games: The War in German Picturebooks, 1914-1915. in L Paul, RR Johnston & E Short (Hrsg.), Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (GB), New York, S. 197-213. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315668628

APA

O'Sullivan, E. (2016). Fun and Military Games: The War in German Picturebooks, 1914-1915. in L. Paul, R. R. Johnston, & E. Short (Hrsg.), Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War (S. 197-213). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (GB). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315668628

Vancouver

O'Sullivan E. Fun and Military Games: The War in German Picturebooks, 1914-1915. in Paul L, Johnston RR, Short E, Hrsg., Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (GB). 2016. S. 197-213 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315668628

Bibtex

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