War Memorials After War

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The Way that The United Kingdom memorialized its dead after war has changed vastly over the course of the twentieth century, starting with grand, impersonal memorials glorify war, with later memorials becoming smaller, more personalized memorials focusing on the personal sacrifice of individual soldiers. This change occurred due to the publics increase in interest in memorialising their loved ones and a decrease in government involvement with war memorials. To discuss this theory, this paper will first discuss memorials from World War One, World War Two, and the Gulf War to give some background to the types of memorials present, who funded these memorials, when they were installed, and how they present the deaths that occurred during the conflict
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