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Introduction: Popular Culture And The First World War

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Histories of the First World War have uncovered an ever increasing diversity of sites of cultural expression, familial, communal and national, which may be defined as forms of popular culture. Memory itself has been an important theoretical feature of cultural histories of the war. The physical monuments, films, television programmes, music, memoirs, biographies, novels and numerous histories that Todman examines have all contributed to the myth of the war as surely as the original producers of the culture of disillusion who forged the canon in the war?s aftermath. Where cross-cultural comparisons demonstrate the over-arching cultural frameworks within which the cultural expressions of different nations were formed, an in-depth examination of a wide variety of forms of cultural expression within a single nation, in this instance Britain, exposes the richness and variety of the cultural practices and representations that can be found within a defined set of national parameters.

Keywords: Britain; cultural histories; First World War; popular culture

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