Contemporary commemoration in Britain has evolved into a military service-based and decontextualised commemoration. This chapter explores how national ceremonies of remembrance adapt to this change. Originally Armistice Day was held on 11 November, but after the Second World War, the main ceremony was moved to Remembrance Day (also known as Remembrance Sunday, the Sunday nearest to the Armistice). In the middle of the 1990s, Armistice Day was brought back thanks to the efforts of the Royal British Legion (RBL). This chapter discusses the political aspects of changes in the ritual and discourse of the national days of remembrance in modern Britain.
|Title of host publication||The Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Name||Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© 2015, Nataliya Danilova.
- Armed Force
- British Society
- Military Service
- Royal Family
- Service Personnel