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By James Hayward

Debts of worldwide warfare I usually middle on grueling lifestyles within the trenches, residing and struggling with at the entrance line. whereas incorporating wartime existence, this publication offers a refreshingly various viewpoint by way of the wealthy crop of legends that sprang from the battlefields. Some of these myths still persist within the public realization even this day, but all are reflected in contemporary conspiracy theories, folks stories of the mystical, and ethical panics. The Angel of Mons is an instance of a delusion nonetheless debated this day. The legend says that British troops, exhausted from many days marching to conflict, suggested sightings of a troop of angels at the battlefield at Mons—the supernatural presence then terrified the German infantrymen, who have been compelled to retreat. The unexplained disappearance of an entire Territorial battalion of the Norfolk Regiment at Gallipoli is one other a lingering controversy. utilizing a variety of modern documentary resources, James Hayward retells the tale of every delusion with attainable factors for a way they happened, illustrating his narrative with various modern photos and illustrations, a few of that are infrequent and from his personal deepest assortment.

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Hypermediacy is encouraged through the proliferation of different mobile, socially networked media forms. Leaving as many traces of yourself on as many media becomes a culturally desirable goal — made pleasurable in part because leaving such traces works to produce positive affective relations with our media devices, setting up affective feedback loops that make one want to perpetuate through the proliferation of media transactions. 7 Jenkins thus runs the risk of seeing only the immediacy of convergence culture, one half of the double logic of remediation in the 21st century.

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