Britishness and Commemoration: National Memorials to the First World War in Britain and Ireland

  title={Britishness and Commemoration: National Memorials to the First World War in Britain and Ireland},
  author={Jenny Macleod},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={647 - 665}
  • J. Macleod
  • Published 1 October 2013
  • Sociology, History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
The 1917 call for a national memorial to the First World War led to the establishment of the Imperial War Museum in London. It also inspired Scottish, Welsh and Irish national memorials. No English national memorial was ever proposed; instead the Cenotaph and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were conceived as imperial memorials. The new statelet of Northern Ireland did not commemorate its overall war effort within its own territory. This article surveys the organization, location and design of… 

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Other committee members not mentioned in this summary: Lewis Beatty (Joint Hon Treasurer), a member of Dublin Chamber of Commerce; Senator James Moran, vice chairman of Dublin Port and Docks Board