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By David William Lloyd

ISBN-10: 1859731740

ISBN-13: 9781859731741

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ISBN-13: 9781859731796

within the aftermath of the good warfare, a wave of holiday makers and pilgrims visited the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the warfare. The cultural background of this 'battlefield tourism' is chronicled during this soaking up and unique ebook, which indicates how the phenomenon served to build reminiscence in Britain, in addition to in Australia and Canada. the writer demonstrates that prime and occasional tradition, culture and modernism, the sacred and the profane have been frequently inter-related, instead of polar opposites. a few of the responses to the particular and imagined landscapes of battlefields are mentioned, in addition to bereavement and the way this was once formed through gender, faith and the army event. person reminiscence and event mixed with nationalism and 'imperial' identification as robust forces informing the pilgrim experience.But this e-book not just analyzes go back and forth to battlefields, which unsurprisingly paralleled the expansion of the fashionable vacationer undefined; it additionally seems to be heavily on the transformation of nationwide warfare memorials into pilgrimage websites, and exhibits how responses either to battlefields and memorials, which proceed to function effective symbols, advanced within the years after the nice War.

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