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Making Histories. The Meeting of German and British Descendants of First World War Veterans in ‘‘No Man’s Land,’’ Bavaria, 2016

Duffett, Rachel and Roper, Michael (2018) 'Making Histories. The Meeting of German and British Descendants of First World War Veterans in ‘‘No Man’s Land,’’ Bavaria, 2016.' The Public Historian, 40 (1). 13 - 33. ISSN 0272-3433

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Abstract

This article reflects upon a Heritage Lottery–funded project devised by Britain’s leading practitioner of reminiscence arts, Age Exchange. ‘‘Meeting in No Man’s Land’’ explored the different family legacies of the First World War by bringing together the British and German descendants of its veterans. The project process had many similarities to the practice of oral history, but there were also significant differences. This article considers the shared territory of the two methodologies while at the same time acknowledging the uniqueness of Age Exchange’s approach to the making of histories.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: First World War commemoration, reminiscence arts, oral history, family legacies
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 11:17
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 18:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21232

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