a memorial for all wars: the Polynational War Memorial
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The Polynational War Memorial

The Polynational War Memorial is an architectonic and conceptual proposal for a global war memorial to commemorate all who died in all wars since 1945, and for an organization that will work on a global level with education, research and diplomacy.

This website presents the concept and the proposal in detail, and information about the latest acheivements. It also includes a database with physical and online memorials, and articles about commemoration culture.

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Notes on the Online Memorial Collection
posted: 2016-07-19| by: Jon Brunberg

When you’re contemplating the features and functions of contemporary war memorials, it’s almost impossible not to take the names of the killed into consideration. When I begun to work on the Polynational War Memorial project in 2004 I decided that I would follow that convention and make the names of all soldiers and civilians killed because of acts of war a fundamental part of the design.  And I started to gather all those link in a separate section called "The Online Memorial Collection". This article discuss the importance of names and numbers.

OTHER FEATURES

Contrasting impressions on Omaha Beach
posted: 2013-08-19| by: Jon Brunberg

Wanås Master Plan: documentation video
posted: 2013-08-13| by: Jon Brunberg

Le Mémorial in Caen - Narratives of War and Peace
posted: 2009-11-18| by: Jon Brunberg

Workshop Dossin-Mechelen Report
posted: 2007-03-22| by: Jon Brunberg

The desolate silence of minimalism
posted: 2007-03-22| by: Kieran Long

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FEATURED MEMORIAL

The India Gate (All-India War Memorial), New Delhi

Situated on the Rajpath in New Delhi, India Gate (originally called All India War Memorial) was built by Edwin Lutyens to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in the wars are inscribed on the walls. Burning under it since 1971 is the Amar Jawan Jyoti (eternal soldier’s flame) which marks the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb.

 

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial

 

Çanakkale Martyrs´ Memorial

The Çanakkale Martyrs´ Memorial (Turkish: Çanakkale Sehitleri Aniti) is a war memorial commemorating the service of about 253,000 Turkish soldiers who participated at the Battle of Gallipoli, which took place from April 1915 to December 1915 during the First World War. It is located within the Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park on Hisarlik Hill in Morto Bay at the southern end of the Gallipoli peninsula in Çanakkale Province, Turkey.

 

WWI monument in Maputo

 

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EDITORIALS

Learning by numbers
posted: 2016-07-31 | Stockholm

This summer's quite comprehensive refurbishing of this website is drawing to a close. It's been a big relief to be able to devote time to mend broken links, improve the code, squash a number of bugs and redesign parts of the site. But the project also reached a saddening milestone. 

NEWS

Update Log 2018
posted: 2018-07-21 | Stockholm

It's time for the annual update of the databases and functions at this site, and as usual the update will proceed in steps. This article is a log of the changes and will be updated continously.

War Database Update Log 2017
posted: 2017-06-04 | Stockholm

The update of the war database has commenced and will continue for the month of June 2017. It will begin with battle-related fatalities from UCDP:s battle-related deaths dataset covering the wars of 2015. As usually updated figures regarding battle-deaths, one-sided violence and non-state conflicts will be published continuously, conflict-by-conflict, which makes the total number of deaths incomplete during the update period.

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ONLINE MEMORIALS

Number of names in the Online War Memorials Collection

578,713

WAR MEMORIAL DATABASE

Find hundreds of war memorials from all over the world in the database.

 

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