|Title||National identity and the 'melancholy of ruins': Cecil Beaton's photographs of the London Blitz|
Wartime imagery recording the aftermath of bombing raids in Britain differs markedly from that depicting bomb damage in Germany and is closely bound up with narratives of cultural and national identity. In this article, the Blitz photographs of Cecil Beaton, as included in the book History Under Fire (1941), are analysed in relation to Eduardo Cadava's argument that Walter Benjamin's conception of history is developed through the language of photography.
|Journal||Journal of War and Culture Studies|
|Journal citation||1 (3), pp. 261-274|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1386/jwcs.1.3.261_1|