At the end of the First World War, countries across Europe participated in an unprecedented ritual in which a single, anonymous body was buried to symbolize the overwhelming trauma of the battlefields. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier explores the creation and reception of this symbolic national burial as an emblem for modern mourning. Bringing together literature, newspaper accounts, wartime correspondence, and popular culture, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier examines how the Unknown Soldier was imagined in diverse national contexts and used by radically opposed political parties. Laura Wittman argues that this monument established a connection between the wounded body vulnerable to the war machine and a modern identity defined by common mortality and social alienation. Highly original and interdisciplinary, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier powerfully links the symbolic language and ethics of mourning to a fascinating national ritual.
The First World War was a conflict of unprecedented ferocity. After the last shot was fired and the troops marched home, approximately three million soldiers remained unaccounted for. An unassuming English chaplain first proposed a symbolic burial in memory of all the missing dead; subsequently the idea was picked up by almost every combatant country. Acclaimed author Neil Hanson focuses on the lives of three soldiers — an Englishman, a German, and an American — using their diaries and letters to offer an unflinching yet compassionate account of the front lines. He describes how each man endured nearly unbearable conditions, skillfully showing how the Western world arrived at the now time-honored way of mourning and paying tribute to all those who die in war. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Category: Monuments aux morts / Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
In the aftermath of the First World War, countries mourned their fallen sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers. In 1920, in both France and England, memorials were erected to those lost heroes who had remained anonymous. Around the world other countries followed suit, each country creating it's own version of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Now, award-winning author Linda Granfield presents her own tribute to these fallen soldiers. Taking readers on a journey to the Tombs in more than a dozen countries, Ms. Granfield shares over 100 photos and images that ultimately reveal a timeless lesson: this November and every November we must remember those who served - both known and unknown.
Deep in the world’s greatest desert, the leadership of Al Qaeda, hunted and pursued, is regrouping to strike again. In this group one man stands out. His loyalty to the cause is total. To look into his face and memorise it is to court death. Searching for him amid the endless dunes are American and British experts in counter-terrorism. But the Outsider is no ordinary prey. If the Outsider is allowed to disappear again, he will re-emerge in a busy western city with a suitcase designed to wreak mass murder on detonation . . .
The United States commemorates unidentified fallen soldiers in a special way. All unknown soldiers that have lost their lives since World War I are honored through tombs, which symbolize the courage and bravery possessed by the unknown people buried inside them. Arlington Cemetery, home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, boasts a peaceful atmosphere appropriate for the burial ground of hundreds of thousands of United States soldiers. This title uses primary sources and stunning imagery to introduce students to the history behind one of the country’s most unifying institutions.