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Via a chain of case reviews that contain previous clash in China, the USA, The South Pacific and Europe, the character of battlefield websites as vacationer destinations are explored. As locations of earlier clash and person acts of heroism, those websites are locations of tale telling. How are those tales advised? And for what reasons are the tales instructed? The acts and modes of interpretation are many, starting from a discourse carried out via silences to the extra advanced nuanced tale telling advised via re-enactments of previous battles. The e-book additionally asks the place is the battle-field? - as case reports relate to conflicts that ranged over a number of 1000's of miles, to, nevertheless, acts of neighborhood civil disturbance that consequently accomplished mythic values in a heritage of nationwide id. The publication is split into 'acts', those being 'Acts of source Management', 'Acts of Silence', 'Acts of Discovery and Rediscovery', 'Acts of mind's eye' and 'Acts of Remembrance' and embody examples as diversified as an re-enactment of earlier battles on a brand new Zealand rural city cricket pitch to the towering power of the plane service USS Yorktown, and from the Straits of Taiwan to the centre of Canada.

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Qxd 6/11/2007 3:43 PM Page 27 Echoes of War: Battlefield Tourism 27 invaders from terrorist attack. While foes in the past, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand are now friendly nations, each celebrating the significance of the Gallipoli battlefield in terms that are unique to each nation. Military history occupies an important place in the heritage of many nations and is celebrated in many ways including memorials, ceremonies, monuments, museums, re-enactments and by preservation of battlefields.

In many ways, this represents an interesting phenomenon as from the one perspective, given the cultural and political setting, it differs from the other chapters in this collection of texts. Consequently, given the discussion in Chapter 1 about the nature of cultural background and its communication through media, and the wish to secure (as is discussed in the final part of this specific chapter) economic change within a managed political structure and adherence to the power centres of the China Communist Party, then the importance of a certain approved story becomes paramount.

Seymour (1997), for example, only examines 19 English battlefields, but is useful for the many aerial shots of present-day landscapes, with superimposed illustrations of the battlefield formations in the pictures. 4 Raynor (2004) produces by far the most comprehensive work on English battlefields. His authoritative and exhaustive study of English battlefields makes reference to over 500 sites of conflict (the broader term increasingly used in literature, but one not always clearly defined), locating approximately 384 as land-based battlefields.

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