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War and RemembranceThe Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission$
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Thomas H. Conner

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813176314

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.001.0001

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Building the American Memorials in Europe, 1925–1933

Building the American Memorials in Europe, 1925–1933

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(p.83) 3 Building the American Memorials in Europe, 1925–1933
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War and Remembrance
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Thomas H. Conner

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.003.0004

This chapter discusses the creation of the first generation of ABMC sites. By the end of the 1920s, it had begun work on the erection of monuments in Europe and had hired fourteen architects for the construction of the approved eight chapels and fifteen monuments (only eleven would be completed). This chapter discusses some of the minute decisions that needed to be made before the memorials could be erected, explains many of the controversies that needed to be resolved, and examines the tension that sometimes developed between agency personnel and the architects and artists.

Keywords:   ABMC, Architects, Paul Philippe Cret, Egerton Swartwout, John Russell Pope, Paris, Personalities, Washington DC

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