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  1. Paper Trails Conference, 4th July 2019, University College London

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    April 5, 2019 by Andrew W M Smith

    Often there is more than research inside the books we read. Bookmarks, train tickets, receipts, and menus tucked into pages …
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  2. The Gilets Jaunes Protest: A Grand Refusal in an Age of Commuter Democracy

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    December 13, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    I wrote up some thoughts on the recent Gilets Jaunes protests taking place in France. You can read the article …
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  3. Resistance by Moonlight

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    April 6, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    There’s always a slightly awkward moment when you talk to a room full of history enthusiasts about your favourite item …
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  4. Macron’s Appeal: Resistance and Myths

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    September 25, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    In March 1942, the trade-unionist Christian Pineau secretly flew to London from Nazi Occupied France, seeking to connect his resistance …
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  5. Noise

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    July 28, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    It’s the sound of rolling thunder that really lets you know it’s summer. That was my principal grump as I …
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  6. How a Ladies’ College Played a Vital Role in Operation Overlord

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    July 19, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    On 16 August 1940, the Stuka raid on Tangmere was one of the most serious yet to have struck England. …
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  7. Paper Trails: Workshop Roundup

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    July 6, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    I’ve never been happier to be asked, “What does ‘privy’ mean?” Along with five schoolchildren, I pored over reports on …
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