Cultural Landscapes of War: Commemoration the First World War in Africa, America, and Australia

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The rituals and practices that emerged to celebrate and memorialize the First World War shaped not only the physical, but also the cultural landscape of many belligerent nations. Commemorating this conflict was often a highly politicized activity and those aspects of the war which were remembered?and indeed those that were forgotten?profoundly influenced national narratives of the conflict. This panel affords a fresh and exciting examination of the commemoration of the First World War by comparing the various ways in which the war was remembered in Africa, America, and Australia.


Society for Military History Annual Meeting (SMH)


Louisville, KY