By Alan E. Durkota
The tale in phrases and photographs of the 8 aviation recipients of the U.S. Medal of Honor in WW I, together with Eddie Rickenbacker, Frank Luke, Charles Hamman, and Francis Ormsby. comprises colour profiles in their planes.
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In parallel, a set of political changes seemed to prove these critics right. The grand narrative of nation-building, out of which the ﬁrst memory boom had emerged, bore little resemblance to the political fault lines of the later twentieth century. Here too we turn from what I have termed ‘‘construction’’ to the ‘‘adaptation’’ of messages about memory in political and social discourse. And once more we can see how new technologies, in particular those associated with computer technology and the Internet, circulated these ideas in new and powerful ways.
In France and elsewhere, some narratives of the First World War help people evade both personal and national stories about the Second World War. The Setting 43 This is by no means true everywhere; in Russia, for example, the First World War simply vanished as a subject of public discourse, eclipsed by the Revolutions of 1917 and the civil war which followed it. ’’ Family Memory, Traumatic Memory, and War Here the diversion of the narrative from one war to another was deliberate. Other people were not so fortunate.
Halbwachs’s position is a straightforward one. Collective memory, he argued, is constructed through the action of groups and individuals in the light of day. Passive memory—understood as the personal recollections of a silent individual—is not collective memory, though the way we talk about our own memories is socially bounded. When people enter the public domain, and comment about or commemorate the past—their own personal past, their family past, their national past, and so on—they bring with them images and gestures derived from their broader social experience.