American Media and the Memory of World War II by Debra Ramsay

By Debra Ramsay

For 3 generations of american citizens, international warfare II has been a touchstone for the knowledge of clash and of America’s function in international affairs. but when global warfare II contributed to shaping the conception of battle for americans, American media in flip form the knowledge and reminiscence of worldwide warfare II. targeting key well known movies, tv sequence, and electronic video games from the final twenty years, this publication explores the severe impression international battle II maintains to exert on a new release of usa citizens born over thirty years after the clash ended. It explains how the conflict was once configured within the media of the wartime iteration and the way it got here to be repurposed by way of their progeny, the infant Boomers. In doing so, it identifies the framework underpinning the mediation of worldwide warfare II reminiscence within the present generation’s media and develops a version that gives perception into the techniques of illustration that form the yankee viewpoint of battle quite often.

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