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Author Gordon, Bertram M., 1945- author.

Title War tourism : Second World War France from defeat and occupation to the creation of heritage / Bertram M. Gordon.

Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  338.479144 GORD    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-297) and index.
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.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Tourism -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Germans -- Travel -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Dark tourism -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Heritage tourism -- France -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- France.
War and society -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Collective memory -- France -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781501715877 hardcover ; alkaline paper
1501715879 hardcover ; alkaline paper