"Jelentem, a ló a bőrével együtt futott el" : (katonahumor a szovjet hadszíntéren)

Pihurik, Judit: "Jelentem, a ló a bőrével együtt futott el" : (katonahumor a szovjet hadszíntéren). In: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : acta historica, (125). pp. 107-135. (2007)

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Abstract

On the basis of studying the diaries and memoirs of Hungarian soldiers on the eastern front we can form a picture of the every day life of warriors in the theatre of war. Preserving a sense of humour was the most natural way of protection, a way to relax tension, that is why we can find witty, ironic parts and cartoons in the related sources. Though in most of the cases soldiers' humour defies printing, in the researched sources this side can rarely be found; obscenity, rough expressions and stories are few, the jokes, the stories are not too witty,in some case they are rather clumsy and primitive. The main target of solders' humour was the enemy; the local features and traditions of the inhabitants and the awkwardness of Bolshevik system. They often expose the everyday difficulties of a soldier' life, phenomena resulting from the order of an armv and the general human frailtv. Surprisingly, erotic jokes, stories can hardly be found in the manuscripts and pieces of political humour are also missing. The enumerated sources provide a sense of feeling about the mood of fighting soldiers and how they tried to solve the tensions encountered on the front.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : acta historica
Date: 2007
Volume: 125
ISSN: 0324-6965
Page Range: pp. 107-135
Language: magyar
Uncontrolled Keywords: Történelemtudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben; Ismertetett mű: Judit Pihurik: "I am reporting that the horse has run away together with its skin" (soldiers' humour on the soviet front)
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 07:56
Last Modified: 2018. Apr. 16. 11:18
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/2992

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