volume 19, number 2 autumn 2014

 Welcome to this Autumn edition of the Journal. A hundred years ago, in the Autumn of 1914, people still believed the war ‘would be over by Christmas’. How wrong there were.
A century on, and we may have learned little about the horrors and futility of war, but we have developed a capacity to interpret challenging subjects with sensitivity.

Most societies have been affected by war and conflict at some point in their histories. As such, it is inevitable that we are left with places of death, tragedy and pain. What we do with these places and how we make sense of their stories has enormous implications for interpretation.

  • Commemoration and Conflict

    Lucy Donoghue 08/12/2014

    2014 has seen a number of major anniversaries commemorated and the national awareness of major anniversaries marking conflict has been raised significantly. Lucy Donoughue explains how the Imperial War Museums have risen to the challenge.

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  • Feature News The Riddle of the marshes

    Arc Creative 08/12/2014

    SOMEWHERE, hidden amongst the ancient pastures and rolling landscape of East Lincolnshire lie the answers to a riddle that will unlock a vault containing a gold bar worth around £9,000.

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