Memory and Memorials: The Commemorative Century

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Tackling issues of actual memory, distorted memory and reconstructions of the past, the use and nature of the war memorial, and the reflection of all these points in selected art, literature and film, the main theme of Memory and Memorials is to stress both continuity and change in memory and memorial.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Memorials and remembrance, 1915-30 11
1 Rodin's Bourgeois de Calais : commemorating a French national ideal in London 13
2 Making the great war great : 1914-18 war memorials in Wallonia 26
3 Belonging to a 'grandiose' family : visual memory and representations of the chain of solidarity between the generations in French First World War culture 41
4 The Scottish National War Memorial 61
5 Ordeal and re-affirmation : masculinity and the construction of Scottish and English national identity in great war memorial sculpture 1919-30 75
6 Memory and prophecy among the war-graves : Hans Chlumberg's drama, Miracle at Verdun 92
Pt. 2 Remembering and forgetting, from the Second World War to the present 105
7 'To the lads who came back' : memorial windows and Rolls of Honour in Scotland 107
8 War, family, commemoration : a path to history 127
9 Remembering and embroidering in Jean Rouaud's family cycle 140
10 Communal myth and silenced memories : the unremembered experience of Italians in Scotland during the Second World War 151
11 Liberating France without the French : grammars of representation 167
12 The victims of the purges in Liberation France : between memory, oblivion and catharsis 179
Pt. 3 Collective memory in question : challenge and reconstruction? 193
13 Memory, distortion and the war in German popular culture : the case of Konsalik 195
14 The problematic commemoration of war in the early films of Alain Resnais 207
15 Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, Louis Malle and the ambiguous memory of French fascism 220
16 Occupation memories : French history and the Aubrac affair in the 1990s 233
17 Transmission of memory in the classroom : France and the Algerian war in the 1990s 245
18 From 'hereditary enmity' to Franco-German entente : shared memory and the construction of friendship 261
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