History and memory in London
A series of audio conversations recorded in some of the most interesting
historical locations in London by the History
Department at King's College London, these podcasts highlight the significance
of history as the setting for contemporary London life. Listeners are encouraged if
possible to listen to the podcasts on location, but even if this is not possible
they provide a stimulating introduction to many of the places that make
London such an
exciting city in which to study the past.
Links are provided to webpages where
images of the sites and objects discussed are accompanied by further supporting
materials to enhance the listeners' enjoyment of the podcasts.
In this collection
Part One: Introduction: the destruction of St Clement Danes in the London Blitz.
Part two: The church interior; how this reflects the dual character of St Clement Danes as Anglican church and RAF church; the Dresden Frauenkirche and Coventry cathedral; comparisons and contrasts with the reconstruction of St Clement Danes.
Part three: International dimensions of commemoration in St Clement Danes; Church and memorial at St Clement Danes; handling the memory of the Luftwaffe in Germany; Coventry's centre for international reconciliation.
Part four: The statues at the west front; the controversy over the statue of Arthur Harris; the Church and the statue; Bomber Command and the statue; German cities and the statue; Conclusions.