The Second World War Experience Centre Lecture Series


5th November 2013 18:00, State Apartments

Remembering and forgetting Britain's Second World War

Dr Dan Todman

Reception and refreshments commence in the State Apartments at 6pm with the lecture commencing at 6.40pm. The lecture will finish by 8pm and is followed by drinks until 8.45pm.

Tickets are £25 and can be purchased by contacting The Second World War Experience Centre on:

T: 01937 541274
E: enquiries@war-experience.org

Dr Todman will speak about the ways in which the Second World War has been represented in British culture over the period since 1945, with particular attention to the meanings attached to the conflict, from a noble crusade against tyranny to a defining moment of social and political change. By setting these representations in context, he will explore changing understandings of the conflict and its place in the history of modern Britain, as well as demonstrating how these versions grew out of a particular experience of the war and its immediate aftermath. Given the erection of new memorials to 'forgotten'aspects of the war, how should we try to remember and commemorate it in years to come?

Dr Dan Todman is senior lecturer in modern history at Queen Mary University London. He works on the cultural, social and military history of Britain in the two world wars. He edited, with Alex Danchev, the bestselling diaries of Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke.

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