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By Ross J. Wilson

because the hundredth anniversary ways, it's well timed to mirror not just upon the good conflict itself and at the memorials that have been erected to make sure it didn't slip from nationwide attention, but additionally to mirror upon its wealthy and great cultural legacy. This ebook examines the background of the good struggle in modern Britain. It addresses how the warfare continues a spot and price inside British society during the utilization of words, references, metaphors and imagery inside renowned, media, background and political discourse. when the illustration of the warfare inside of historiography, literature, artwork, tv and picture has been tested by means of students trying to comprehend the origins of the 'popular reminiscence' of the clash, those analyses have missed how and why wider well known debate attracts upon a conflict fought approximately a century in the past to precise principles approximately id, position and politics. by way of reading the historical past, utilization and meanings of references to the good struggle inside of neighborhood and nationwide newspapers, historic societies, political guides and manifestos, the background quarter, well known expressions, blogs and web chat rooms, an research of the discourses which constitution the remembrance of the conflict should be created. The e-book recognizes the variety inside Britain as diverse local and nationwide identities draw upon the conflict as a way of expression. while making use of the enormous box of background reports, this ebook places ahead a brand new technique for assessing cultural history and creates an unique standpoint at the position of the nice battle throughout modern British society.

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