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Lindsey Dodd

fascinating to study and important to critique. But not only are we walking through a semantic minefield – national memory, public memory, historical memory, shared memory, social memory, cultural memory or collective memory – we are using terms that narrow our vision. Too much focus on what appears to be ‘collective’ means that parts of the past are forgotten. Much work within memory studies deals with the collective act of remembering and not with the individual. What might more accurately be called ‘commemoration studies’ has proliferated around the impact v 38 v

in French children under the Allied bombs, 1940–45