Commemoration, Cult of the Fallen (Great Britain and Ireland)

Foster, Ann-Marie (2020) Commemoration, Cult of the Fallen (Great Britain and Ireland). In: 1914-1918 Online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War. Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin.

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The commemoration of the First World War in Britain and Ireland has a complex history. Immediately after the war, the dead were memorialised in a range of public and private spaces. Next of Kin Memorial Plaques were created by the government, and war memorials formed the core of local and national commemorative initiatives. However, following political upheaval in Ireland, the memory of the war in Unionist and Nationalist communities diverged. Increasingly, in both Britain and Ireland, the First World War has become politicised, with contemporary politics linked to its commemoration.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Commemoration, Memorialisation, Ireland, Britain, Memory
Subjects: V100 History by period
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2021 12:51
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 13:00

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