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 struggle 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 demonstrated by way of brokers of the united states govt, partially 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 through 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 techniques 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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