British Artillery 1914-19: Field Army Artillery by Dale Clarke

By Dale Clarke

In 1914 the artillery of Britain's 'Field military' encompassed these guns judged to have enough mobility to maintain with troops within the box. This publication describes all significant editions, from the 60-pdr weapons of the heavy box batteries, perched a bit of uncomfortably at the cusp among box artillery and siege artillery, to the 2.75in. weapons of the mountain batteries, virtually toy-like compared. among those extremes lay the majority of the artillery of the sphere military: the 13-pdr weapons of the Royal Horse Artillery, and the 18-pdr weapons and 4.5in. howitzers of the Royal box Artillery batteries.

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Though groups that engage in remembrance may believe that their view of the past is “timeless,” these groups are, of course, mistaken. ” 34 Bodies of collective memory change as the culture around them changes, and they are always contested. Over time, such bodies invariably collide with other equally committed sets of truths, sometimes absorbing new impressions of the past as a result, sometimes pulling even tighter into their ideological centers. And technological developments—such as the refinement of portable personal cameras, which caused something of a memory revolution during World War I, or the arrival of modern motion pictures—can transform ways of remembering, on both an individual and a collective level, virtually overnight.

Here, as elsewhere in his career, he displayed considerable critical acumen. The reception of Through the Wheat proved as much. 15 Yet no one could agree on what Boyd had accomplished. What exactly was Through the Wheat about? What kind of memory did it present? To John W. ” 19 Surprisingly, however, Scribner’s did not market Through the Wheat as an antiwar narrative. ” 20 The beaten gold of the spirit. The blurb’s idealistic language—used, ironically enough, to describe a protagonist who is nearly comatose by the end of the narrative—­w as jarringly out of sync with the novel it promoted.

Since 2006 that center has been the Liberty Memorial (otherwise known as the National World War I Museum) in Kansas City, Missouri, located half a continent away from Washington, DC.

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