Honors College Theses

Publication Date



History (B.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Brian Feltman


This thesis focuses Eduard Husslein and Urban Weigand, who were two Bavarian farmers called up for military service in 1914. The introduction begins with giving background information on both of the men, including how they lived and their family life at the time of war. The first and second chapters discuss the impact of the outbreak of war on their hometown and their specific involvement in the war. While the third chapter discusses demobilization and how it affected their return home. This thesis attempts to use the methodology of Thomas Weber Hitler’s First War and recreate the story of two typical Bavarian soldiers whose story had been lost over the generations and to see whether their war experience was that of a typical soldier.