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Practical Memory: Organized Veterans and the Politics of Commemoration

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Author(s): Higbee, Douglas
Higbee, Douglas - Practical Memory: Organized Veterans and the Politics of Commemoration Keywords: British veterans' movement | civilian life | commemoration | non-veterans | organized veterans | political programs | public memory ISFWWS-Keywords: Britain | Legacy | Politics | Society | Soldiers and Combat | Economy | Masculinity | Home fronts | Culture Abstract: This chapter pursues two inter-related points in its discussion of the often conflicted relations between veterans, non-veterans, and the state over the modes of commemoration: …

‘A Sting of Remembrance!’: Collective Memory and Its Forgotten Armies

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Author(s): Michail, Eugene
Michail, Eugene - ‘A Sting of Remembrance!’: Collective Memory and Its Forgotten Armies Keywords: Balkan front soldiers | British popular memory | First World War | forgotten British army | public memory | veteran soldiers ISFWWS-Keywords: Balkans | Published memoirs and biographies | Britain | Legacy | Literature Abstract: Focusing on the story of the ‘forgotten’ British army of the Balkan front this chapter explains exactly the feeling of exclusion from public memory, the reasons behind it, and the veteran soldiers’ reactions…