The article is devoted to the ceremonies of the 50th anniversary of the Great War in France and its significance for the French. The article is based on the documents of the Charles de Gaulle’s dossier (National Archive of France). The author demonstrates how the current political situation influenced on the organization of the commemorative activities, which innovations were realized in the ceremonial part of the jubilee, and what semantic charge performed these ceremonies. The author considers only national ceremonies with the participation of the President Charles de Gaulle (the mobilization day of 1914, the anniversaries of the battles of the Marne and Verdun and the Armistice Day). The author concludes that in the 1960s the image of the First World War was transforming from a self-valuable event into the political tool of the public authorities, political opposition, etc. The central idea of the 50th jubilee was the unity of the nation; it was important in view of the traumatic background of the Second World War and Algerian War. At the same time, the construction of the national myth was coming into antagonism with the idea of European integration; de Gaulle aspired to maintain both the spirit of French patriotism and the idea of a united Europe.
|投稿的翻译标题||Commemorative practices of the fiftieth anniversary of the First World War in France (1964-1968)|
|州||Published - 2019|
- 03.00.00 HISTORY AND HISTORICAL SCIENCES
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