Allies in Memory: World War II and the Politics by Sam Edwards

By Sam Edwards

Amidst the ruins of postwar Europe, and simply because the chilly battle dawned, many new memorials have been devoted to these americans who had fought and fallen for freedom. a few of these monuments, plaques, stained-glass home windows and different commemorative signposts have been confirmed by means of brokers of the U.S. executive, in part within the provider of transatlantic international relations; a few have been outfitted through American veterans' teams mourning misplaced comrades; and a few have been supplied by means of thankful and grieving eu groups. because the warfare receded, Europe additionally grew to become the location for different kinds of yankee commemoration: from the sombre and solemn battlefield pilgrimages of veterans, to the political theatre of Presidents, to the construction and intake of commemorative souvenirs. With a particular concentrate on strategies and practices in targeted areas of Europe - Normandy and East Anglia - Sam Edwards tells a narrative of postwar Euro-American cultural touch, and of the acts of transatlantic commemoration that this bequeathed.

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494–511 and M. Mant and N. C. Lovell, ‘Individual and Group Identity in WWII Commemorative Sites’, Mortality: Promoting the Interdisciplinary Study of Death and Dying, Vol. 17, No. 1 (2012): pp. 18–35. 38 Remembrance and reconstruction, c. 45 As one scholar of commemoration has remarked, to ‘deprive a dead man of burial is [. 46 How, then, were the warriors of the sky to be mourned, remembered and resurrected without a grave? ’48 Again it was Steinbeck who described the effect of such ‘sky fights’ on those who experienced them.

60–79. See also S. Trout, One the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2012), pp. 175–197. Budreau, Bodies of War, pp. 209–217. Piehler, Remembering War the American Way, p. 100. B. Bushaway, ‘Name Upon Name: The Great War and Remembrance’, in R. ), Myths of the English (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992), p. 148. S. M. Grant, ‘Raising the Dead: War, Memory and American National Identity’, Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 11 (2005): pp.

127. J. Steinbeck, Once There Was a War (London: Penguin Books, 2000), pp. 40–41. First published by The Viking Press in 1958. E. Pyle, Here is Your War (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1943), p. 99. B. Scates, ‘In Gallipoli’s Shadow; Pilgrimage, Memory, Mourning and the Great War’, Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 119 (2002): pp. 1–21. See also T. Walter, ‘From Cathedral to Supermarket: Mourning, Silence and Solidarity’, Sociological Review, Vol. 49, No. 4 (2001): pp. 494–511 and M. Mant and N.

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