Afterlives of war

A descendants' history

By Michael Roper

Afterlives of war
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  • ISBN: 9781526154033
  • Publish Date: Jun 2023
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Afterlives of war documents the lives and historical pursuits of the generations who grew up in Australia, Britain and Germany after the First World War. Although they were not direct witnesses to the conflict, they experienced its effects from their earliest years. Based on ninety oral history interviews and observation during the First World War Centenary, this pioneering study reveals the contribution of descendants to the contemporary memory of the First World War, and the intimate personal legacies of the conflict that animate their history-making.


    Part I: Researcher
    1 The evidence of afterlives
    2 Family transmission
    Part II: Observer
    3 National narratives in the Centenary
    4 Meeting in No Man's Land: motives for remembrance - Michael Roper and Rachel Duffett
    Part II: Historian
    5 Fathers and the habits of home
    6 Playing at war and being at war
    7 Daughters, care and citizenship
    Part IV: Descendant
    8 Father and son on Bob's war
    9 Dysentery and the Anzac Legend
    10 Legacies of dysentery
    11 Stomaching peace



    Michael Roper is Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex

    Afterlives of war

    By Michael Roper

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