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Bronzes to bullets : Vichy and the destruction of French public statuary, 1941-1944

Author: Kirrily Freeman
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. Stanford Univ. Press c 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bronzes to Bullets tells the story of French statues and monuments that were melted down and shipped to Nazi munitions factories during the Second World War.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kirrily Freeman
ISBN: 0804758891 9780804758895
OCLC Number: 845368858
Description: XV, 246 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten 24 cm
Contents: The economics of exploitation --
"An important source of metal" : the context of Vichy's metal "mobilization" --
"The union of art and industry" : Vichy's bronze "mobilization" campaign --
The politics of patrimony --
"The expression of us all, young and old" : public perceptions of the bronze mobilization campaign --
"Pedestals dedicated to absence" : the symbolic impact of the bronze mobilization campaign --
Conclusion : "the 'Saint-Bartholomew' of statues"? : the bronze mobilization campaign in French memory and historiography.
Responsibility: Kirrily Freeman

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