Hanna Smyth

University of Oxford

Hanna Smyth - University of Oxford

I work on the social history of Great War remembrance, including the relationships between specific memorials or battles and national identities, imperial and colonial histories, war remembrance in popular memory, battlefield tourism, memorialization and commemoration, and grief, mourning, and memory processes. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Land Army girls outside Gibside Hall during the First World War

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King George V and Rudyard Kipling

What was the Imperial War Graves Commission?

The Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC) was the British institution that dealt with burying and commemorating First World War dead and missing soldiers. Today it is responsible for cemeteries and memorials of both World Wars in over 150 countries.

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