'There is a strong temptation to see the First World War through the prism of the Second'

Posted on centenarynews.com on 18 June 2013
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Date of publication: 15/06/2013

The Australian publishes an article which argues that the First World War must be considered its own historical context and not "through the prism of the Second".

"So far, the debate over the commemoration has focused on the competing interpretations of the poets (condemning a futile, immoral calamity) and the military historians (recalling a justifiable war). It is time to deploy the archaeologists of memory, to evoke an utterly different era, uncoloured by our knowledge of what came after".

"The centenary will succeed only if we can see it from 1914 as well as 2014".

To read the full article, visit The Australian website here.

Images courtesy of The Australian website

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News

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