Constructing French Cultural Soundscapes at the BBC during the Second World War
Acknowledgements This project grew out of doctoral research undertaken at Royal Holloway, University of London, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. At Royal Holloway, I am very grateful for the support and guid- ance of fered by Julian Johnson, Colin Davis and Rachel Beckles-Willson as well as to colleagues in College, Andrew Bowie, Ruth Cruickshank, Robert Eaglestone and Eric Robertson in particular. I am grateful for the friendly support of my colleagues in French at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Leeds and the Research Strategy Committee directed by Max Silverman. I undertook considerable archive research at the BBC Written Archive Centre in Caversham and would like to thank Rachel Lawson and Jessica Hogg for their help and Jacqui Cavanagh for her sterling maintenance of such a treasure trove. I should also like to thank the staf f of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Archives nationales, the Archives diplomatiques at the Quai d’Orsay, the Britten-Pears Library, the British Library and the reproduction services at the Beinecke Library at Yale. At Peter Lang I am grateful to Graham Speake and Hannah Godfrey for their editorial support and patience. Un grand merci radiophonique to Karine Le Bail, whose own work on the French broadcasting has richly informed my research. Grateful thanks also to Jenny Doctor, Peter Dickinson, Myriem Chimènes, Nigel Simeone, Lucinda Gordon-Lennox, Peter McMullin, Maeve McCusker who provided material, read, edited and commented on various stages of this manuscript. My mother,...
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