Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars

@inproceedings{Mosse1990FallenSR,
  title={Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars},
  author={George L. Mosse},
  year={1990}
}
Millions were killed and maimed in World War I, but once the armistice was signed the realities were cleansed of their horror by the nature of the burial and commemoration of the dead. In the inter-war period, war monuments and cemeteries provided the public with places of worship and martyrs for the civic religion of nationalism. The cult of the fallen soldier blossomed in Germany and other European countries, and people seemed to build war into their lives as a necessary and glorious event… 
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