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Author Switzer, Catherine.

Title Unionists and Great War commemoration in the North of Ireland 1914-1918 / Catherine Switzer.

Published Dublin ; Portland, OR. : Irish Academic Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.465416 SWIT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [192]-203) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction : 'the tumult and the shouting dies' -- 2. Marking the scoreboard of commitment -- 3. 'Five minute passed ... ' : Somme commemoration in wartime -- 4. 'The glad tidings' : celebrating the Armistice and Peace Day -- 5. 'In Ulster every town and village is proud' : creating public war memorials -- 6. The 'vigilant bronze' : Northern Ireland's public war memorials -- 7. 'Half is pride and half is sorrow' : commemorating Ulster's dead -- 8. 'They make them ready for battle' : the politics of commemoration -- 9. 'Their names are many' : names in the postwar years -- 10. Commemorating individuals -- 11. Conclusion -- App. Public war memorials in Northern Ireland.
Summary "This is the first sustained, in-depth study of Great War commemoration in the north of Ireland. Rather than examining through the writings of unionist politicians and historians, the book explores the kinds of commemorative practices which were witnessed in towns and villages across Northern Ireland. It deals with the origins of the ceremonies which are still observed today, and also with the stories of the memorials which continue to provide a focus for commemoration. The book is also relevant to the personal histories of many families in Northern Ireland. The inclusion of several individual stories within the text not only provides human interest, but also underlines the extent to which the story of commemoration is often a very personal one." "Although Irish politics was clearly influential in deciding the forms which commemoration took, this book contends that it was only one of a number of factors at work. A variety of source material and illustrations are utilised to show that this was the case, and the phenomenon of commemoration is explored at the local level, where it intersected with the day-to-day lives of ordinary people."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Monuments -- Northern Ireland.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Ireland -- Anniversaries, etc.
War memorials -- Northern Ireland.
Soldiers' monuments -- Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780716528715 (cloth)
0716528711 (cloth)
9780716528722 (paper)
071652872X (paper)