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D-Day in History and Memory free pdf Over the past seventy years, the Allied invasion of Northwestern France in June 1944, known as D-Day, has come to stand as something more than a major battle. The assault itself formed a vital component of Allied victory in the Second World War. D-Day developed into a sign and symbol- as a word it carries with it a series of ideas and associations that have come to symbolize different things to different people and nations. As such, the commemorative activities linked to the battle offer a window for viewing the various belligerents in their postwar years.

This book examines the commonalities and differences in national collective memories of D-Day. Chapters cover the main forces on the day of battle, including the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France, and Germany. In addition, a chapter on Russian memory of the invasion explores other views of the battle. The overall thrust of the book shows that memories of the past vary over time, link to present-day needs, and also still have a clear national and cultural specificity. These memories arise in a multitude of locations such as film, books, monuments, anniversary celebrations, and news media representations.

About Michael Dolski

Michael Dolski is a historian with the US Joint Prisoner of War--Missing in Action Accounting Command's Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii.

Sam Edwards is a lecturer in American History at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

John Buckley is a professor of military history at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.

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Author : Michael Dolski
Publisher : University of North Texas Press,U.S.
Data Published : 30 April 2014
ISBN : 1574415484
EAN : 9781574415483
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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