School of History

HST7315 - Victors to Victims: Representing the Two World Wars in Britain

Module code: HST7315

Credits: 30


In this module you will study why Britons think as they do about their national pasts. It examines the creation, consumption, transmission and transformation of shared beliefs about the past through a number of case studies. Whilst the module will consider the historical events on which these beliefs are based, the central focus will be on cultural and social history, rather than debunking myths. Key points for study will be the interaction between supply of and demand for such representations, the role of veterans, families, institutions and the state in representing war, and the relationship between public and private spheres of remembrance and representation.