|About the Book|
We Can Take It explores how the memory of the Second World War continues to affect British contemporary life and why the war effort holds an important place in British culture, history and national identity. Connelly explores the way in which the British memory of the Second World War was created during the war, and maintained after it through cultural artefacts such as films, comics, art, literature and toys. Connelly moves away from recent interpretations of the British war effort which have suggested that the rosy vision of cohesion, solidarity and unity is little more than a myth. Britains role in the war is seen as something that we should be proud of, and need to come to terms with in order to eradicate problems in our national self-perception.