Bronzes to bullets : Vichy and the destruction of French public statuary, 1941-1944 (eBook, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Bronzes to bullets : Vichy and the destruction of French public statuary, 1941-1944

Author: Kirrily Freeman
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text 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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Freeman, Kirrily.
Bronzes to bullets.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008026616
(OCoLC)225875959
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kirrily Freeman
ISBN: 9780804758895 0804758891 0804779716 9780804779715
OCLC Number: 967614814
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 246 pages) : illustrations
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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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.  Read more...

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"This study, a reworked Ph.D. thesis, contains much that will be of interest to teachers of modern French politics, art history, and culture in general, for the removal of bronze statuary to provide Read more...

 
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