a memorial for all wars: the Polynational War Memorial
 

EDITORIAL

 

Entering phase #2

By: Jon Brunberg | posted: 8/15/2009 1:00:00 AM

 

These are indeed exiting times for the project, which is now moving into a period where phase #2 overlaps with phase #3. This means that the project will take one step further in terms of realization. To mark this new beginning we have made a lot of updates to the website. The most important updates are listed at the end of this editorial. Phase #3 is dedicated to research about large scale architectonic structures and how they affect, cities, countries and larger regions. The first research trip will go to Normandy in August followed by London and Berlin to look at how memorials affect tourism, economy and infrastructure. A series of reports from those trips will be published on the website during the fall along with other previously unpublished interviews. This first research trip is sponsored by Helge Ax:son Johnson Memorial Foundation.

Another event that deserves attention is that the Virtual War Memorial Collection now includes more than 300.000 names. It is still far from the 10 million names that will be required for the memorial but nevertheless an important step in that direction.

Important updates

• The site has been redesigned and the navigation restructured to better reflect the various sections.
• Many records in the memorial database have been updated. We´ve also added Youtube video and further details about the memorials.
• DIY map is a nifty flash map that was added to further enhance the memorial search tools
• Added RSS feed for news articles.

 

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Number of names in the Online War Memorials Collection

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