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Hotspot War Memorial

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  00:47:00  2014  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

World War I marked the entry of the 20th century into mass slaughter. To preserve the memory of all the soldiers who died for France, war memorials were erected throughout the country at the beginning of the 1920s. Endowed with multiple forms and meanings, they are a precious testimony to post-war mentalities.
Several historians have highlighted the various meanings of these monuments in response to the need for mourning for families and the need to commemorate the French Republic's victory for the government. Far from being the silent witnesses of the country's past, they question the French about how they transmit and maintain their collective memory.

Producer : CNRS Images
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of black&white or colour photographs and private archives.
Interviews (live sound). Musics.
PersonnalitiesBECKER Annette(Institut Universitaire de France, Univ. Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense); DALISSON Rémi(GRHis, EA Univ. Rouen); OFFENSTADT Nicolas(LAMOP, univ. Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne); DAVID Franck(Agrégé d'histoire-géographie); JULIEN Elise(IRHiS, Institut d'études politiques de Lille, UMR CNRS et Univ. Lille 3 ); PROST Antoine(Centre d'histoire sociale du XXème siècle, UMR CNRS et Univ. Paris I)
NotesGRHis : Groupe de Recherche d'Histoire.
LAMOP : Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris
IRHiS : Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion





Technical Sheet
Item No.4376
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportFull HD
VersionFrench ; International version
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
LaboratoryUMR8589 ; UMR8529 ; UMR8058