Bruno Cabanes Researches in Peleliu

June 7, 2019
Bruno Cabanes

After visiting Peleliu for the first time in May 2017, Professor Cabanes returned recently to the Central Pacific to conduct interviews and visit the archives of the Belau National Museum, assisted by his research assistant Cameron Givens. His new research project on the spaces of war examines the impact of a global conflict (the Pacific war) on a small space (Peleliu island). This book project plans to investigate a variety of topics such as the experience of jungle warfare and its influence on the dehumanization of the enemy, the impact of the campaign on land and landmarks (villages and ancestral cemeteries were razed to the ground, provoking a major ritual crisis among islanders), the experience of living on a red zone after the war and the role played by war tourism in the Japanese, American and local memories of the battle.

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