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Reading: Such a great space of water between us

Such a great space of water between us: Anzac Day in Britain, 1916-39 is a poem that examines the emergence of Anzac Day in Britain and protocols to commemorate the war dead.

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  • As late as 1917, the protocols of remembrance and burial remained unsettled. What were some of the consequences for the way Anzac Day was observed in Britain, and for the structure of commemoration during this time?

  • What are some ways modern Anzac Day observances have changed from the early Anzac Day observances in the immediate post-war years?

  • What are some ways in which groups of people collectively mourned and remembered those lost at war?


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World War 1: A History in 100 Stories

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