Disasters and Heroes: On War, Memory and Representation

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Images of war and its commemoration are an everyday presence in contemporary culture, from the embedded reporter in the field to the Last Post at the Menin Gate. "Disasters and Heroes: On War, Memory and Representation" revisits campaigns from the plains of Troy to recent events in the Balkans, examining how wars are represented and remembered. Angus Calder shows how the 'facts'of war are transformed into myths that condition later responses to war, and how the construction of memory begins with wartime events themselves ...

Disasters and Heroes: On War, Memory and Representation 2004, University of Wales Press

ISBN-13: 9780708318676

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Disasters and Heroes: On War, Memory and Representation 2004, University of Wales Press

ISBN-13: 9780708318683

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