Wednesday, July 12, 2006

When memory becomes history

In The Guardian former Guild President, Alan Plater, explores why the Second World War has such a hold on our imaginations.
A few years ago I had a couple of calls from producers wanting me to write screenplays set in the second world war. I mentioned this to my youngest son, the engineer. "What's with all this obsession about the war?" I asked. "Oh, that's easy," he replied. "We've reached that moment in time when memory becomes history."

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