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1914–1918: narodziny sztuki prowadzenia nowoczesnej akustycznej wojny

Antoni Michnik

1914–1918: Birth of Modern Sonic Warfare

The essay under discussion covers various military uses of sound and acoustics during the Great War. Taking from the important book Sonic Warfare by Steve Goodman, the author describes the importance of sound communication during the war as well as various acoustical research undertaken in order to detect enemies on new fronts (aeroplanes, submarines, miners). He traces broader cultural consequences of the importance of acoustics during the Great War and stresses its meaning for the cultural history of sound, as it was the time of creation of the modern military-industrial-scientific complex.