Remembering and forgetting the Cypriot Mule Corps
in Serving the empire in the Great War
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This chapter attempts to understand the individual and collective memory of the Cypriot Mule Corps from the 1920s until today. This necessitates exploring the post-war attitudes of the men who served towards their service and how it is remembered more broadly in the Cypriot national consciousness. It was not until the Second World War that the Cypriot Mule Corps was remembered, and it took an Englishman in Australia, Michael Terry. One reason for the Cypriots 'forgetting' the Mule Corps was the failure of the colonial government and local political elites to exploit it during and after the Great War for their own political ends. Despite the monumental contribution of Cypriot men in the Mule Corps, various issues and developments came together to result in its silencing.

Serving the empire in the Great War

The Cypriot Mule corps, imperial loyalty and silenced memory

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