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Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: Echoes and Shadows: Creative Interferences from World War II
Author(s): Watson, Roderick
Keywords: memory heritage and childhood
British war comics
popular sentiment in representations of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain
the funeral of Winston Churchill
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
mythology of Claude Eatherly
Cuban crisis and atomic terror
Peter Watkins and The War Game
the holocaust
the Allied bombing campaign and area bombing
Roderick Watson True History on the Walls
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Watson R (2019) Echoes and Shadows: Creative Interferences from World War II. Miranda, (18).
Abstract: Academic and poet Roderick Watson reflects on memories of war and the popular culture of war that influenced his younger years only to reappear in the imagery of his later creative work. A critical reflection is offered on popular representations of the Second World War, and how these have become a foundational myth of modern British identity. Attention is paid to his first major collection True History on the Walls (1976) and the poems that make explicit reference to the conflict of 1939-45.
DOI Link: 10.4000/miranda.15777
Rights: Miranda is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (

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