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

By Sam Edwards

Amidst the ruins of postwar Europe, and simply because the chilly conflict dawned, many new memorials have been devoted to these american citizens who had fought and fallen for freedom. a few of these monuments, plaques, stained-glass home windows and different commemorative signposts have been demonstrated through brokers of the USA executive, in part within the provider of transatlantic international relations; a few have been equipped by means of American veterans' teams mourning misplaced comrades; and a few have been supplied through thankful and grieving ecu groups. because the struggle receded, Europe additionally turned the positioning for different kinds of yankee commemoration: from the sombre and solemn battlefield pilgrimages of veterans, to the political theatre of Presidents, to the creation and intake of commemorative souvenirs. With a selected specialize in methods and practices in distinctive 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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