a memorial for all wars: the Polynational War Memorial
 

Other Resources

This new section includes links to other collections on the web similar to this project and to texts that one way or the other deals with memorials or war. You are warmly welcome to contribute to the database. Please visit this page first.

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Armenian Genocide Memorials - Worldwide

List of countries with memorials commemorating the killed in the Armenian genocide.

 

Memorials in Berlin

A list of memorials in Berlin, which is far from complete but nevertheless a start for those who plan to visit the German capital.

 

War Memorials Wiki

A Wiki for collection of information of war memorials: "The purpose of this wiki is to provide a space for people to collect details of war memorials in the United Kingdom and other countries".

 

Sites of Memory website

A site which includes a comprehensive link library over foremost european memorials. Statement: The main purpose of this site is educational. Students of history can come here to research "sites of memory" and, hopefully, learn to "deconstruct" and better understand their origins and cultural purposes.

 

Grief and Loss Resource Centre

Statement: Welcome to the "War Memorials" page. The pages linked here honour those who sacrificed their lives serving their countries and humanity during war and in peace - especially in peacekeeping; innocent victims of war's cruelty and the victims of The Holocaust.. It is intended to be a place to honour the memories, the sacrifices, and the loss.

 

The Living War Memorial blog

A blog for Sara Stiber and Andreas Eriksson's exam project for Intarction Design at Malmö University that examined the future of web exhibitions by using my project as an example.

 

A People Remembers

This comprehensive website documents commemorative sites, memorials and monuments for fallen Israelis in Israel and elsewhere in the world.

 

Various Russian Military Websites

A collection of links to various Russian military websites and databases that may be of special interest for those who want to search missing or killed soldiers from world war II. Some are filtered trough Google's translation service. soldat.ru : comprehensive site focused on WWII afgan.ru: website for veterans of the Afghan War Russian Army homepage Google search for lost soldiers

 

Six million memorials - Landscapes of Memory

"´Landscapes of memory´ is a study of Holocaust memorials in the UK and in the vicinity of Berlin, these countries represent a cross section of experiences including victims, perpetrators and liberators. This website has been developed as part of a post doctoral research project at the University of Leeds funded by Leeds Humanity Research Institute and explores various aspects of Holocaust memorialisation in Berlin and the UK which will act as an educational tool and as a guide to the sites for visitors."

 

TEXTS AND ARTICLES

 

Monumental Histories: Manliness, the Military, and the War Memorial

by Sheila Miyoshi Jager | Article about commemoration of the Korean War in North and South Korea. Published in Public Culture Review, Volume 14, Number 2. Public Culture is a reviewed interdisciplinary journal of cultural studies, published three times a year in Fall, Winter, and Spring for the Society for Transnational Cultural Studies by the Duke University Press. This article is behind a paywall.

 

CAIN Web Service, 'Memorials to the Casualties of Conflict: Northern Ireland 1969 to 1997'

by Jane Leonard (1997) | Excerpts from a report by the author Jane Leonard, published by the Community Relations Council. The report is a survey of existing and planned war memorials in Northern Ireland and has been a very helpful resource for this project.

 

No ‘final solution’ to the memory problem

by Anders Høg Hansen | Article about Peter Eisenman's Holocaust Memorial in Berlin published in the Swedish online magazine Glocal Times.

 

The Wikileaks Iraq documents - list of incidents (deaths only)

by The Guardian | The list of deaths recorded by the US military in Iraq, which was a part of the leaked documents published by Wikileaks and released on Ocober 22, 2010, is not really qualified to be entered into the Virtual War Memorial Collection since it deals with incidents, and not with humans. It is however a document that is very interesting in the context of this project and it has thus has been filed in the resources section. The link is a Google Fusion Table document that you need a Google account to be able to view. This is the Guardian´s analyze of the content of the logs: The logs record a total of 109,032 violent deaths between 2004 and 2009. It is claimed that 66,081 of these were civilians. A further 23,984 deaths are classed as "enemy" and 15,196 as members of the Iraqi security forces. The logs also include the deaths of 3,771 US and allied soldiers. No fewer than 31,780 of the total deaths are attributed to the improvised landmines laid around Iraq by insurgents. There were 65,439 successful "improvised explosive device" (IED) blasts in the period, according to the logs, with another 44,620 IEDs found in time and disarmed. The other major recorded cause of death is the civil war that broke out during the US military occupation. There are 34,814 victims of sectarian killings recorded as murders in the logs. The worst single month was December 2006 when 2,566 Iraqis were found dead. More information about the logs and further analysis can be found at www.iraqwarlogs.com

 

Global Burden of Armed Violence, Geneva Declaration Secretariat, 2008.

by  | PDF The Global Burden of Armed Violence report is the first comprehensive assessment of the scope of human tragedy resulting from violence around the world. More than 740,000 people die each year as a result of conflict-related and homicidal violence— a figure that should capture the attention of decision-makers and activists worldwide. The report brings into focus the wide-ranging costs of war and crime on development and provides a solid evidence base to shape effective policy, programming, and advocacy to prevent and reduce armed violence. Drawing from diverse sources and approaches, chapters focus on conflict-related, post-conflict, and criminal armed violence, and on the enormous economic costs of armed violence. The report also highlights some of the less visible forms of armed violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, and forced disappearances.

 

Deaths in Wars and Conflicts in the 20th Century by Milton Leitenberg

by  | CORNELL UNIVERSITY PEACE STUDIES PROGRAM OCCASIONAL PAPER #29 3rd ed. 2003, 2005, 2006.

 

Mémoire des Hommes

by  | Databas med gravlokalisering för franska soldater som dött i ett otal krig: länk till PDF visar antal poster: http://www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/statistiques-2.pdf Opening of the site with the base "died for France 1914-1918" 5 November 2003 (1343237 files) Opening of the North African base: 5 December 2003 (25,543 records) Opening databases Mont-Valerian: May 8, 2004 (1010 sheets) Opening databases Aircraft 1914-1918: 23 December 2004 (73,955 records) Integration of the Marine base 1914-1918: April 27, 2005 (12,664 records) Opening databases Indochina: June 8, 2005 (38,086 records) Opening of the base units of Newspapers: 5 November 2008 (3.2 million images) Opening databases Military 1939-1945: May 8, 2010 (202,998 records) Opening databases Korea: December 20, 2010 (267 sheets) Integrating Sailors and Airmen at the base 1939-1945: May 5, 2011 (11,977 records) Bottom opening of the East India Company: May 31, 2011 (110,000 names) Integration Airmen based Indochina: 27 January 2012 (638 names) Opening the base TOE (1905-1962): February 24, 2012 (20,085 names) Opening databases OPEX (1963-present): 24 February 2012 (613 names) Integration of Marine bases Indochina and Algeria: May 21, 2012 (1057 names)

 

Power, politics and public monuments in Nairobi, Kenya

by Laragh Larsen | Article by Laragh Larsen, published at OpenDemocracy.net 18 April 2013

 

 

NEWS AND FEATURES

2014-03-22   Spring Cleaning!

2014-03-15   How many wars has each nation fought?

2013-12-28   Setbacks and improvements in 2013