By Ross J. Wilson

because the hundredth anniversary techniques, it really is well timed to mirror not just upon the good warfare itself and at the memorials that have been erected to make sure it didn't slip from nationwide cognizance, but in addition to mirror upon its wealthy and great cultural legacy. This publication examines the historical past of the good struggle in modern Britain. It addresses how the struggle continues a spot and price inside British society in the course of the utilization of words, references, metaphors and imagery inside of well known, media, history and political discourse. when the illustration of the conflict inside of historiography, literature, artwork, tv and picture has been tested through students looking 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 warfare fought approximately a century in the past to specific principles approximately id, position and politics. via studying the heritage, utilization and meanings of references to the nice conflict inside neighborhood and nationwide newspapers, historic societies, political guides and manifestos, the historical past quarter, well known expressions, blogs and web chat rooms, an research of the discourses which constitution the remembrance of the battle could be created. The publication recognizes the variety inside of Britain as diversified local and nationwide identities draw upon the warfare as a way of expression. when employing the enormous box of background experiences, this publication places ahead a brand new method for assessing cultural history and creates an unique point of view at the position of the nice conflict throughout modern British society.

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