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THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON THE WESTERN FRONT OF THE WORLD WAR I: THE KEY BATTLES

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The issues connected with the British armed forces during the World War I are considered. The aim is to determine the value and extent of the military presence of Great Britain on the Western front of the World War I. Key battles of British Expeditionary Force on the Western front in the period from 1914 to 1918 are analyzed. The correlation between the number of the British who died in France and the commemoration of the Western front is revealed. Some aspects, connected with the recruitment for British Armed Forces in the years of the World War I and the introduction of general conscription in England. As a result, the conclusion that the domination of the Western front in the collective memory of the British society due to the fact that the majority of British soldiers who passed through the World War I fought and lost their lives on this theater of operations, and the memory of this for years passed down from generation to generation at the level of micro history.

Keywords

British Expeditionary Force; British army; commemoration; Western front; World War I; collective memory

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DOI

10.20310/1810-0201-2015-20-10-132-136

UDC

94(410) 61914/199

Pages

132-136

References

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2015-08-09

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Link of time: history of societies and civilizations

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