THE REPRESSION OF A DANGEROUS PHENOMENON. ABOUT SELF-INFLECTED WOUNDS IN WORLD WAR ONE

  • Liviu CORCIU National Military Archives
  • Ion GIURCĂ " Carol I" National Defence University

Abstract

Having the War for Romanian Reunification experience still fresh in the social memory, Constantin Kirițescu, invoking the respect for truth principle stated that: ”not all our army’s human material reached the peaks recognized by the foreigners and praised by us”. Some of those deployed, lacking moral resilience and being insufficiently intructed, had been however thrown into battle also demoralising their comrades, a possible explanation according to the great historian for cases of fleeing, mass surrender or self-inflicted wounds which, in some regions, brought upon themselves the most severe repression measures. We thereby aim to find answers to these aspects regarding our war during 1916-1920, such as: why did they appear, why was the repression of this phenomenon necessary and what other things were involved?

Author Biography

Liviu CORCIU , National Military Archives

Born on 29th of October 1969, in Mizil, Prahova County, Liviu CORCIU graduated the Officer`s Military School ”Nicolae Bălcescu” in 1991, and ”Lucian Blaga” University, Faculty of Law in 2000, being now doctoral candidate of the National Defense University ”Carol I”.  

The academic training has been completed by graduating master's studies, courses, internships in security and national defense  in the National Defense University ”Carol I”. 

By profession legal advisor, he carried out his activity for 15 years at Joint Operational HQ and further on at 2nd Infantry Division HQ. From 2018 has been appointed as director of the National Military Archives.

He was the chief editor of ”Străjer în calea furtunilor ” the magazine of ”Mareșal Alexandru Averescu” foundation, being the author of several articles and scientific papers, nationally published.

 

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https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/loyalty-dissent/self-harm-hand-wounding/
Published
2021-04-05
Section
Articole