In the course of this reworking, Jock began to ask searching questions about the motivation for the memorials and their impact. A central issue became whether the monuments were just a time-honoured way of remembering the fallen, or whether they represented a deliberate effort to instil military values in the next generation. This talk will draw on the recently-published book to explore this question.
for Culture and Heritage. In 2014 he was given the Prime Minister’s
Prize for Literary Achievement in Non-Fiction.