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Remembering the South African War Britain and the Memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the Present

Author: Peter Donaldson
Publisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] Liverpool University Press 2013
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The experience of the South African War sharpened the desire to commemorate for a number of reasons. An increasingly literate public, a burgeoning populist press, an army reinforced by waves of volunteers and, to contemporaries at least, a shockingly high death toll embedded the war firmly in the national consciousness. In addition, with the fallen buried far from home those left behind required other forms of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Donaldson, Peter, 1934.
Remembering the South African War.
Liverpool : Liverpool Univ. Press, 2013
193 S.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Donaldson
ISBN: 9781846319686 1846319684 9781781385722 1781385726
OCLC Number: 1004187258
Language Note: English
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource (Seiten))
Contents: Introduction1: Civic War Memorials: Public Pride and Private Grief2: Pro Patria Mori: Remembering the Regiment3: Vitai Lampada: Remembering the War in Schools4: Alternative Affiliations: Remembering the War in Families, Workplaces and Places of Worship5: Writing the Anglo-Boer War: Leo Amery, Frederick Maurice and the history of the South African War6: Filming the War: Television, Kenneth Griffith and the Boer WarConclusionBibliographyIndex

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