Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: The conversation continues

Sumartojo and Wellings coverWe are pleased to share a series of articles appearing on The Conversation website on the topic of ‘Commemorating World War I’. The contributors to the recent Peter Lang volume Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: Mobilizing the Past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand will be taking part in the discussion.

Volume editors Ben Wellings and Shanti Sumartojo have contributed the first essay, titled ‘Who owns the myths and legends of the Great War centenary?

Further articles include  ‘Reconciliation or récupération? Indigenous soldiers in WWI’, by volume contributor Elizabeth Rechniewski, and ‘WWI commemorations in Belgium give a glimpse of a divided nation’, by volume contributor Laurence Van Ypersele.

Please check The Conversation website as the discussion continues.

Their book is available for purchase here.

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