Tag Archives: Commemoration

France and the Second World War in Global Perspective, 1919-45

France and the Second World War in Global Perspective, 1919-45 Provisional programme Conference Registration available here List of nearby hotels Conference dates: 2-3 July 2015 Conference venue: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow In conjunction with Global War Studies Organisers: Dr Karine … Continue reading

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Occupiers who became Liberators: Remembering and Forgetting the Italian Occupation of France

The Italian occupation of parts of France and Corsica never quite fitted the wider dominant narrative of the French struggle against the Nazi occupation. Concepts of occupation and liberation seem bizarrely inverted. After occupying Corsica for 10 months, when Italy … Continue reading

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How should we commemorate wars? Lessons from the nineteenth century

Commemoration of war has always been politicised. Nineteenth-century experiences in Britain and Europe show that limited state direction of war remembrance enables meaningful expression of multiple memories by a cross-section of society. Dr Karine Varley of Strathclyde University argues that … Continue reading

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War commemorations and politics: Lessons from the nineteenth century

A recent row over how the First World War should be remembered has raised questions about the politicisation of war memory. Karine Varley considers the Franco-Prussian war, and how ‘light-touch’ commemoration by the French state allowed memories of war deaths … Continue reading

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Remembering the Franco-Prussian War Dead: Setting Precedents for the First World War

Franco-Prussian War was the first widely-commemorated conflict in Europe First time soldiers given permanent graves and military cemeteries War memorials at the centre of a cult of the war dead The Franco-Prussian War was the first widely-commemorated conflict in Europe. … Continue reading

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