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Professor Tim Grady.

In his first official public lecture as a Professor, Tim Grady will share insights on ‘Tidying the Dead: Bodies and War Commemoration in Britain and Germany, 1914-2020’.

The free talk will be presented on Wednesday June 1, in the Anna Sutton Building, at the University of Chester’s Exton Park site. The lecture will also be streamed online.

Professor Grady said: “In both World Wars, the enemy died not just on the battlefields, but also at home: in hospitals, prisoner of war camps and in combat. In remembering the war dead, each country understandably places the focus on their own dead, but there is another crucial history of enemy losses that I want to explore in this talk.”

He added: “Thinking about how the British and Germans cared for each other’s dead in 20th-century conflict also reveals a story of inter-connected relations and local reconciliation. This is an oft-overlooked history that is crucial for understanding the complexities of the British-German relationship.”

Tea and coffee will be served from 6pm in the Foyer of the Anna Sutton Building, with the lecture starting at 6.30pm.

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