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The Great War was a turning point of the twentieth century, giving birth to a new, modern, and industrial approach to warfare that changed the world forever. The remembrance, awareness, and knowledge of the conflict and, most importantly, of those who participated and were affected by it, altered from country to country, and in some cases has been almost entirely forgotten.
New research strategies have emerged to help broaden our understanding of the First World War. Multidisciplinary approaches have been applied to material culture and conflict landscapes, from archive sources analysis and aerial photography to remote sensing, GIS and field research. Working within the context of a material and archival understanding of war, this book combines papers from different study fields that present interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches towards researching the First World War and its legacies, with particular concentration on the central and eastern European theatres of war.
Rediscovering the Great War
List of Figures
Series Introduction: Nicholas J Saunders and Paul Cornish.
Series Editors' Preface: Paul Cornish and Nicholas J Saunders.
List of Contributors
Introduction: Uros Kosir, Matija Cresnar, Dimitrij Mlekuz.
Chapter 1: The Italian Front on the Soca (Isonzo): A British Officers' military
tour in 1923. Michael Relph and Nicholas J Saunders.
Chapter 2: Aerial Photography in the Great War: Development in the Austro-Hungarian Airforce. Matjaz Ravbar.
Chapter 3: Digitising the Great War in 3D: The Remains of the Soca Front, Slovenia. Seta Stuhec and Uros Kosir.
Chapter 4: On the Border: Perspectives on Memory Landscapes between Slovenia
and Italy. Miha Kozorog.
Chapter 5: Constructing the Italian Border: The First World War in the East of
the Country. Sergio Zilli.
Chapter 6: Between tourism and oblivion: Rombon and Kolovrat - conflict
landscapes on the Soca Front, 1915-2017. Uros Kosir, Nicholas J. Saunders, Matija Cresnar, Gasper Rutar.
Chapter 7: Fortifying the Carpathians: Austro-Hungarian Defences in
contemporary Eastern Slovakia. Jiri Zubalik, Jakub Tesnohlidek, Jan Petrik, Richard Bisko, Martin Fojtik, Martin Vojtas, Jiri Kadlec, Libor Petr, Radim Kapavik, Peter Tajkov and Martin Drobnak.
Chapter 8: An Archaeology of 'No Man's Land': The Great War in Central
Poland. Anna Zalewska, Jacek Czarnecki.
Chapter 9: Archaeologies of memory - archaeologies of oblivion: The Great War
in south-eastern Poland. Kamil Karski, Tomasz Tokarczyk.
Chapter 10: First World War exhumations at Zdziary (south-east Poland):
An Anthropological perspective on soldiers' mass graves.
Chapter 11: Legacies of the Soca Front - From Rubbish to Heritage (1915-2017). Uros Kosir.
Chapter 12: Immovable cultural heritage of the Soca Front: Legal protection and
conservation. Ernesta Drole.
Chapter 13: The Heritage of the Soca Front and Collective Memory. Marko Stepec.
Chapter 14: Heroes and little people: Modern museological approaches in
interpreting subjects of war - a perspective from the East.