Memorialization on War-Broken Ground: Gallipoli War Cemeteries and Memorials Designed by Sir John James Burnet focuses on the problems posed by the endeavor to memorialize the Gallipoli campaign of World War I and the memorials designed by the principal architect of the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, Sir John James Burnet. The commission’s work in Gallipoli is different from the memorials on the western front not only because its location is on “enemy” land but also because Burnet’s modifications of the commission’s design principles were developed to represent a coherent imperial identity around the world. AhenkYılmaz analyzes these modifications and the motives behind them to demonstrate the process by which the landscape and the stories of the campaign shaped the techniques of commemoration on this war-broken ground.

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