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War Stories Updated

May 16, 2014

Thanks so much to Jonathan Trigg 

Catalin Nicolae

and Sam Hardy

who all answered my request for information. Jon sent me the following references:

Trigg, J.R., 2007, ‘Memory and Memorial: a study of official and military commemoration  of the dead, and family and community memory in Essex and East London ’, Journal of Conflict Archaeology 3: 295-315, also published as:

Trigg, J.R., 2007, ‘Memory and Memorial: a study of official and military commemoration  of the dead, and family and community memory in Essex and East London’, in Pollard, T. and Banks, I. (eds), Scorched Earth: studies in the archaeology of conflict, Brill, pp297-318

Trigg, J., 2010, ‘‘Shot at Dawn’: manipulating remembrance and forgetting’, Archaeological Review from Cambridge 25(1): 139-55 

Trigg, J., forthcoming, ‘War Memorials, Commemorative Practices and Memory as   Evidence for Change, with respect to the Executed Soldiers of the Great War’

Trigg, J.R., in preparation, ‘Irish Commemoration in Britain and Ireland : memorials of the Second World War’

Hughes, G. and Trigg, J., 2008, ‘Remembering the Charge of the Light Brigade: its Commemoration, War Memorials and Memory, Journal of Conflict Archaeology 4: 39 -58

Hughes, S.G.M and Trigg, J.R., 2011, ‘Theory and History in Irish Conflict Archaeology, with specific reference to the role of British Crown Forces in the United Irishmen’s Rebellion of 1798’, Rosetta: papers of the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity 10: 16-48

Hughes, S.G.M. and Trigg, J.R., forthcoming, ‘Mass Burial and the 1798 United Irishmen’s Rebellion: history, folk memory and archaeology’

Catalin sent the following comment

There is a small group of aerial archaeologists interested in the archaeology of both world wars.
As we speak there is a small conference dedicated to the subject –
Also a book about this topic – “The Great War Seen from the Air: In Flanders Fields, 1914-1918″ is the results of a collaboration between the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, the Imperial War Museum, London, and the Royal Army Museum, Brussels. The book features hundreds of photographic case studies, illustrating in unprecedented detail the physical extent of World War I and the shocking environmental damage it left in its wake. Supplementing aerial images with maps, documents, and photos taken from the ground, this one-of-a-kind visual record stands as an important contribution to World War I history, revealing the wartime landscape of Flanders Fields as rarely seen before.

Birger Stichelbaut, Piet Chielens (2013) The Great War Seen from the Air: In Flanders Fields, 1914-1918, Mercatorfonds / Yale University Press, 396p.
396 pages: 254 x 298 x 40 mm
532 black & white illustrations, transparent overlays.

I am also trying to do my part on the same subject in Romania.

While Sam (visit his blog, it should be required reading for all archaeologists and governments, came up with Arthur Raistrick of whom I’ve never heard, to my shame. Even more shamefully he’s stunned me by telling me that Richard Atkinson was a conscientious objector, something I really should have already known

Thank you all so much for that, and if anyone else has suggestions or references do please let me know


2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2014 12:39 pm

    I was wondering, is there any way there’d be a list of Quaker archaeologists? Presumably, any who were working during the wars would have been conscientious objectors…

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