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The Resource War and remembrance : the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission, Thomas H. Conner ; foreword by James Scott Wheeler

War and remembrance : the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission, Thomas H. Conner ; foreword by James Scott Wheeler

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War and remembrance : the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission
Title
War and remembrance
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the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission
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Thomas H. Conner ; foreword by James Scott Wheeler
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eng
Summary
"To remember and honor the memory of the American soldiers who fought and died in foreign wars during the past hundred years, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was established. Since the agency was founded in 1923, its sole purpose has been to commemorate the soldiers' service and the causes for which their lives were given. The twenty-five overseas cemeteries honoring 139,000 combat dead and the memorials honoring the 60,314 fallen soldiers with no known graves are among the most beautiful and meticulously maintained shrines in the world. In the first comprehensive study of the ABMC, Thomas H. Conner traces how the agency came to be created by Congress in the aftermath of World War I, how the cemeteries and monuments the agency built were designed and their locations chosen, and how the commemorative sites have become important "outposts of remembrance" on foreign soil. War and Remembrance powerfully demonstrates that these monuments--living sites that embody the role Americans played in the defense of freedom far from their own shores--assist in understanding the interconnections of memory and history and serve as an inspiration to later generations"--
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1950-
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Conner, Thomas H.
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940.4/6540973
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Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Wheeler, James Scott
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AUSA books
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  • American Battle Monuments Commission
  • American Battle Monuments Commission
  • War memorials
  • National cemeteries, American
  • National cemeteries, American
  • War memorials
  • Europe
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War and remembrance : the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission, Thomas H. Conner ; foreword by James Scott Wheeler
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Building the World War II memorials, 1945-1960
  • Conclusion.
  • The ABMC story goes on, 1960-present
  • Introduction.
  • The agency and its mission
  • Remembrance begins, 1919-1923 : from the end of the Great War to the creation of the American Battle Monuments Commission
  • The new commission goes to work, 1923-1938 : organizing and implementing the nation's overseas commemorative program
  • Building the American memorials in Europe, 1925-1933
  • The completion of the ABMC's original mission and looking toward an uncertain future, 1937-1938
  • The American Battle Monuments Commission and World War II, 1939-1945
  • Reopening the European office and new leadership for a renewed mission, 1944-1948
Control code
on1034601186
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 334 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813176314
Lccn
2018027372
System control number
(OCoLC)1034601186
Label
War and remembrance : the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission, Thomas H. Conner ; foreword by James Scott Wheeler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Building the World War II memorials, 1945-1960
  • Conclusion.
  • The ABMC story goes on, 1960-present
  • Introduction.
  • The agency and its mission
  • Remembrance begins, 1919-1923 : from the end of the Great War to the creation of the American Battle Monuments Commission
  • The new commission goes to work, 1923-1938 : organizing and implementing the nation's overseas commemorative program
  • Building the American memorials in Europe, 1925-1933
  • The completion of the ABMC's original mission and looking toward an uncertain future, 1937-1938
  • The American Battle Monuments Commission and World War II, 1939-1945
  • Reopening the European office and new leadership for a renewed mission, 1944-1948
Control code
on1034601186
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 334 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813176314
Lccn
2018027372
System control number
(OCoLC)1034601186

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