Forgetting War

This project claims a new history of the threat of warfare.

Taking the view of mid-20th century British War Office Military Intelligence Reviews, it examines how past threats were seen and not seen. We suggest that forgetting of earlier threats inflates current perceptions of so-called ‘endless’ and ‘everywhere’ war, and that a renewed historical context is needed, to challenge today’s digitally distorted view of war and terrorism that has gripped both public life and scholarly work.

About the project