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The First World War Centenary in the UK: ‘A Truly National Commemoration’?

Mycock, Andrew (2014) The First World War Centenary in the UK: ‘A Truly National Commemoration’? The Round Table, 103 (2). pp. 153-163. ISSN 0035-8533

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Abstract

Prime Minister David Cameron has called for ‘a truly national commemoration of the First World War’. This article shows this to be problematic, politicised and contested. This is in part due to the elision of English and British histories. Scottish, Welsh and Irish responses are noted, and the role and commemorations of ‘our friends in the Commonwealth’. There are tensions around interpretations of empire and race. There has been a failure to appreciate that the debates about the legacies of the First World War are deeply entangled with those of colonialism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Academy for British and Irish Studies
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 07:49
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 12:37
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/21826

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