Writing the story of the wartime occupation of the Channel Islands

Goodall, Peter (2013) Writing the story of the wartime occupation of the Channel Islands. In: Storytelling: critical and creative approaches. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., London, United Kingdom, pp. 114-123. ISBN 978-1-137-34994-1


It is no surprise that the wartime history of the Channel Islands, although much of it has been plundered to create quaint narratives for tourism purposes, remains to this day a sensitive topic, especially on Guernsey. ... The history of the Occupation in the islands is a disconcerting challenge, on all sides, the the comforting myths of British exceptionalism, heroism and decency.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2014 06:44
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 01:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: World War 2; Channel Islands; narrative; German occupation
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1057/9781137349958
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24775

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