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A century of Armistice Day: memorialisation in the wake of the First World War (2019)
Journal Article
Macleod, J., & Inall, Y. (in press). A century of Armistice Day: memorialisation in the wake of the First World War. Mortality, https://doi.org/10.1080/13576275.2019.1611752

In the wake of the First World War a set of commemorative traditions were invented that were met with a huge public response and were repeated in almost every subsequent November. These apparently unchanging traditions were reported in the media each... Read More

Decentering Anzac: Gallipoli and Britishness, 1916–39 (2017)
Book Chapter
Macleod, J. (2017). Decentering Anzac: Gallipoli and Britishness, 1916–39. In K. Ariotti, & J. E. Bennett (Eds.), Australians and the First World War: Local-Global Connections and Contexts, 185-201. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51520-5

The First World War set in train the development of ideas and traditions that had profound implications for nations and for national identity. Whilst the British Empire grew in size at war’s end, revolution and war beset the United Kingdom, the very... Read More

Britishness and commemoration: National memorials to the First World War in Britain and Ireland (2013)
Journal Article
Macleod, J. (2013). Britishness and commemoration: National memorials to the First World War in Britain and Ireland. Journal of Contemporary History, 48(4), (647-665). doi:10.1177/0022009413493940. ISSN 0022-0094

The 1917 call for a national memorial to the First World War led to the establishment of the Imperial War Museum in London. It also inspired Scottish, Welsh and Irish national memorials. No English national memorial was ever proposed; instead the Cen... Read More

Memorials and location: Local versus national identity and the Scottish National War Memorial (2010)
Journal Article
Macleod, J. (2010). Memorials and location: Local versus national identity and the Scottish National War Memorial. Scottish Historical Review, 89(1), 73-95. doi:10.3366/shr.2010.0004

This article seeks to explore the controversy surrounding the Scottish National War Memorial. It analyses the arguments over the design of the memorial and its impact on Edinburgh Castle. The criticisms by Lord Rosebery and others of the design propo... Read More

Defeat and Memory: Cultural Histories of Military Defeat in the Modern Era (2008)
Book
(2008). Defeat and Memory: Cultural Histories of Military Defeat in the Modern Era

From Appomattox Courthouse to the Hall of Mirrors at the Versailles palace, from the beaches of Dunkirk to the toppling statues of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, the moment of victory in any conflict, whether temporary or definitive, has and will always... Read More