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Conflict Archaelogy – soldiers’ identity tags

This is a short piece which I wrote for a conflict archaeology course about identity tags as memory objects relating to a recent modern conflict.  The First World War identity tags are my grandfather’s . To describe them, I would start by saying that each British and Empire soldier had two tags. These tags could be made of metal or …

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Conflict Archaeology of the German Occupation

Conflict archaeology of the German Occupation is everywhere you look around the Channel Islands. Some of us have it in our homes and gardens! I live right next to the coast on the south of the Island. All around the coast there are examples of conflict archaeology and reminders of both English/British military fortifications (from the period from the early …

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