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War Tourism: Second World War France from Defeat and Occupation to the Creation of Heritage

Bertram M. Gordon

Abstract

Second World War tourism in France includes two main components: tourism by the Germans and French during the war and memory tourism to war sites thereafter. Contrary to what is often assumed, tourism in France did not stop with the war. Thousands of German military personnel were given tours in occupied France and French civilians continued to take vacations as well. Many turned out with tourist gazes to watch General de Gaulle march down the Champs-Élysées at the time of the Liberation and sites frequently acquired new significance as in Normandy where Arromanches changed from a spa village ... More

Keywords: Second World War, memory tourism, vacation, tourist gaze, de Gaulle, Champs-Élysées, Liberation, Normandy, Arromanches, Poland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501715877
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501715877.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bertram M. Gordon, author
Mills College