Tsarskoye Selo during the First World War: on the materials of newspaper «Tsarskoselskoye delo» Cover Image

Царское Село в годы Первой мировой войны: по материалам газеты «Царскосельское дело»
Tsarskoye Selo during the First World War: on the materials of newspaper «Tsarskoselskoye delo»

Author(s): Maria Pavlovna Denisova
Subject(s): Media studies, Local History / Microhistory, Military history, Russian Literature, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Издательство Исторического факультета СПбГУ
Keywords: First World War; Tsarskoye Selo; historical sources; periodical issues; city life;

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the periodical print of Tsarskoye Selo, one of the most informative sources in history of in the city’s everyday life during the First World War. The First World War affected on history of dozens of countries and hundreds of cities. Tsarskoye Selo was no exception, as the city that was far from the war theater but still contributing its Homeland. The city life of war period is reflected on the pages of the newspaper «Tsarskoselskoye delo». In newspaper articles the key events in world politics, the course of combat operations (mostly on the Eastern Front), the discovery of the city and the county social welfare and charitable organizations, hospitals, shelters for refugees, medical courses and pre-conscription training were reflected. Everyday life of the city revolved around the events of the war, no one remained indifferent from pupils of local schools to members of the imperial family. The newspaper published poetry and prose dedicated to the current war, stories of eyewitnesses, wounded soldiers and their poems, obituaries residents who died at the front. In the pages of “Tsarskoselskoye delo” information about arrival at Tsarskoye Selo trains with the wounded, bringing to the city the spoils of war was published. Newspaper publications allow one to restore fairly complete everyday life of the city during the First World War. This article will be of interesting for specialists who study military history, the daily life of Russian cities, as well as for everyone who is interested in the history of Tsarskoye Selo.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 88-100
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Russian