Tuesday, 6 October 2009


A new memorial has been opened on the South Bank in London to commemorate those who fought in World War Two but not as members of the regular armies: groups such as the French Resistance and the Special Operations Executive. Though we might think of them simply as heroes, their activities were in fact much more controversial. If you are interested in this topic there is a film on at the Cornerhouse looking at the role of French immigrants, epsecially Armenians in the Resistance. Thinking further, Salford University, for example offers modules on resistance as part of its BA in Contemporary History and Politics.

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