Requiem for Empire : Fabian Ware and the Imperial War Graves Commission

Ziino,B 2014, Requiem for Empire : Fabian Ware and the Imperial War Graves Commission. In Andrew Jarboe and Richard Fogarty (ed), Empires in World War I : Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict, I. B. Tauris, London, Eng., pp.351-375.

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Title Requiem for Empire : Fabian Ware and the Imperial War Graves Commission
Author(s) Ziino,BORCID iD for Ziino,B orcid.org/0000-0001-7885-2500
Title of book Empires in World War I : Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict
Editor(s) Andrew Jarboe
Richard Fogarty
Publication date 2014
Chapter number 13
Total chapters 13
Start page 351
End page 375
Total pages 26
Publisher I. B. Tauris
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) World War I
Ware, Fabian
Commemoration
Imperial history
Cemeteries
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Summary More than one million soldiers of the British Empire died in the First World War. The Imperial War Graves Commission, created in 1917, had as its mandate the obligation to care for their graves and memorials, in 1850 cemeteries in more than 100 countries around the globe. Its founder, Fabian Ware, hoped and expected this Commission to have even more enduring effects, yet the political origins of the organisation remain little understood. This chapter looks beyond the monuments erected by the Imperial War Graves Commission to the ideals and intent of its creators. It argues that the driving force behind this major commemorative work was not a desire to represent any fundamental break with the past, but an attempt to produce an institution that symbolised imperial cooperation and memorialised the war and its dead in a way that would continue to place the British Empire at the centre of world affairs.
ISBN 9781780764405
Language eng
Field of Research 210305 British History
Socio Economic Objective 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Grant ID ARC DP1094418
Copyright notice ©2014, I. B. Tauris
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