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Lindsey Dodd

dans la vie. Philippe Joutard et l’histoire orale à la française’, Sociétés et Répresentations, 35.1 (2013), pp. 183–207; F. Descamps, F. Weber and B. Müller, ‘Archives orales et entretiens ethnographiques. Un débat entre Florence Descamps et Florence Weber, animé par Bertrand Müller’, Genèses, 62.1 (2006), pp. 93–109. 6 S. R. Suleiman, ‘History, heroism and narrative desire: national memory of the French resistance’, South Central Review, 21.1 (2004), pp. 54–81. 7 M. Fulbrook, ‘History writing and “collective memory” ’, in S. Berger and B.  Niven (eds.), Writing

in French children under the Allied bombs, 1940–45
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memories of childhood survivors, and in family and local memory, he rightly notes that its victims have been ‘largely ignored’ at a national level. This stands in stark contrast to the British experience of the Blitz, which acts as a lieu de mémoire and the backbone of national identity emerging from the Second World War. In France, five times more people were killed by bombing than were shot in German reprisals for acts of resistance, yet les fusilés are commemorated in plaques and statues across France. Resistance and collaboration have dominated versions of ‘the dark

in French children under the Allied bombs, 1940–45