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War tourism : Second World War France from defeat and occupation to the creation of heritage

Author: Bertram M Gordon
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book addresses the linkages between tourism and war, focusing on tourism by German personnel and French civilians during the Second World War and on postwar memory tourism"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, Bertram M., 1945-
War tourism.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018018664
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bertram M Gordon
ISBN: 9781501715877 1501715879
OCLC Number: 1029442519
Description: x, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : tourism, aesthetics, and war --
The emergence of France as a tourist icon in the Belle Époque --
Two 1940 locales as sites and symbols : the Maginot Line and the Compiègne railway car --
French tourism in their occupied country --
German tourism in occupied France 1940-1944 --
The liberation, 1944 : Normandy and Paris --
Tourism and the war : Free French and resistance sites : Vichy and its discontents --
Tourism, war, and memory in France since the war --
Conclusion : aftermath and the question of appropriate remembrance : French tourism and its self-images of the Second World War to the present.
Responsibility: Bertram M. Gordon.

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As German troops entered Paris following their victory in June 1940, the American journalist William L. Shirer observed that they carried cameras and behaved as "naive tourists." One of the first  Read more...

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