Tag Archives: second world war

  1. Le Chant des Partisans: 75 years since a song took flight

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    July 24, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    When Andre Malraux eulogised Jean Moulin and the ‘army of shadows’ on the steps of the Panthéon in December 1964, …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Waves, Floods, and Tears: Welcoming Refugees in Context

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    September 7, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    Sometimes, familiarity has a way of masking small differences. Everyday trivia has a way of distracting us from the complexity …
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  5. Tale of Two Cities: Memory, Identity, Maps

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    April 9, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    Memory is a rich and powerful intoxicant. It can be as seductively misleading as it can be corrective. By invoking …
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