The Changing Face of the Channel Islands Occupation: Record, Memory and Myth

The Changing Face of the Channel Islands Occupation: Record, Memory and Myth

by Hazel Knowles Smith
     
 

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This independent study has already attracted controversy. Containing much fresh evidence, it vividly portrays the Islanders' day-to-day Occupation experiences, whilst exploring - and often refuting - what are today becoming received ideas of a mostly 'shameful' wartime past.

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This independent study has already attracted controversy. Containing much fresh evidence, it vividly portrays the Islanders' day-to-day Occupation experiences, whilst exploring - and often refuting - what are today becoming received ideas of a mostly 'shameful' wartime past.

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'This book is a very important contribution to the ongoing discussion on a range of very contentious subjects...Do purchase this book, read it more than once...There is much to be absorbed and considered. You will not be disappointed. I applaud Dr Knowles Smith for her contribution to our learning.' - Geoffrey Rowland, Guernsey Press

'An arresting discussion of the Channel Islands during the occupation...Smith captures the nature of life during the occupation...' - History, The Journal of the Historical Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403988041
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/06/2006
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

HAZEL KNOWLES SMITH was recently awarded her PhD from the University of Southampton. She is an untraditional academic, with particular interest in the social construction of history and the historical creation of memory. Her work enjoys the strong support of the communities she writes about.

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