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Commemorating the Crimean, South African and First World Wars: A Case-Study of the Royal Engineers, 1856–1922

Donaldson, Peter (2020) Commemorating the Crimean, South African and First World Wars: A Case-Study of the Royal Engineers, 1856–1922. War & Society, . ISSN 0729-2473. (doi:10.1080/07292473.2020.1741770) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:80870)

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Abstract

The First World War is often held to be a watershed in the memorialisation of war in Britain. Through an exploration of the Royal Engineers’ commemorative space at their headquarters in Chatham, this article argues that the post–1918 war memorial boom displays not only divergences from, but also continuities with, Victorian and Edwardian practices. Thus, although the mass volunteerism and conscription of 1914–1918 resulted in both the rank and file and the bereaved being drawn into the memorialisation process for the first time, memorial forms and messages, nonetheless, retained firm links with commemorative rituals of the late nineteenth century.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/07292473.2020.1741770
Uncontrolled keywords: royal engineers, Crimean War, South African War, First World War, commemoration, war memorials
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I (1914-1918)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Peter Donaldson
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 11:55 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 15:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80870 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Donaldson, Peter: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0246-1084
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