Ypres was a place imagined as well as visited by huge numbers of people in post-war Britain and Germany. This lecture will examine the various ways in which Ypres was described and constructed for visitors and for those who remained at home but wished to gain a deeper understanding of the salient. We will examine a wide range of materials including guidebooks, maps, films, books and newspaper reports to show how a set of key ideas about Ypres was developed and presented. We will show that Ypres impressed itself on British and German popular culture in a range of ways and how particular places in the salient were invested with particular qualities by each nation.
Conference room, Town Hall (2nd floor) , Cloth Hall, Grote Markt 34, 8900 Ieper.
Part of the In Flanders Fields and University of Kent seminar series 2014-15.
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