The Resource War and remembrance : the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission, Thomas H. Connor ; foreword by James Scott Wheeler

War and remembrance : the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission, Thomas H. Connor ; foreword by James Scott Wheeler

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War and remembrance : the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission
Title
War and remembrance
Title remainder
the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission
Statement of responsibility
Thomas H. Connor ; foreword by James Scott Wheeler
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Language
eng
Summary
No soldier could ask for a sweeter resting place than on the field of glory where he fell. The land he died to save vies with the one which gave him birth in paying tribute to his memory, and the kindly hands which so often come to spread flowers upon his earthly coverlet express in their gentle task a personal affection." -- General John J. PershingTo remember and honor the memory of the American soldiers who fought and died in foreign wars during the past hundred years, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was established. Since the agency was founded in 1923, its sole purpose has been to commemorate the soldiers' service and the causes for which their lives were given. The twenty-five overseas cemeteries honoring 139,000 combat dead and the memorials honoring the 60,314 fallen soldiers with no known graves are among the most beautiful and meticulously maintained shrines in the world.In the first comprehensive study of the ABMC, Thomas H. Conner traces how the agency came to be created by Congress in the aftermath of World War I, how the cemeteries and monuments the agency built were designed and their locations chosen, and how the commemorative sites have become important "outposts of remembrance" on foreign soil. War and Remembrance powerfully demonstrates that these monuments -- living sites that embody the role Americans played in the defense of freedom far from their own shores -- assist in understanding the interconnections of memory and history and serve as an inspiration to later generations
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YDX
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Conner, Thomas H
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA9325
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American Battle Monuments Commission
  • Soldiers' monuments
  • War memorials
  • ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial
  • HISTORY / Military / United States
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War and remembrance : the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission, Thomas H. Connor ; foreword by James Scott Wheeler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780813176338
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations, maps
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remote
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22573/ctv41dz6d
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  • (OCoLC)1047552568
  • (OCoLC)on1047552568
Label
War and remembrance : the story of the American Battle Monuments Commission, Thomas H. Connor ; foreword by James Scott Wheeler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813176338
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv41dz6d
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1047552568
  • (OCoLC)on1047552568

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