With this new series, History and Memory, we are endeavouring to combine the two and bring to our readers the work of historians from around the world by presenting some of their most exciting research in a broad History Today format. We begin with an intriguing cross-disciplinary example from the Second World War - Bernice Archer's account of the secret messages and symbols stitched into Red Cross quilts by British women POWs in Japanese camps, and what they tell us of identity and aspirations under duress.
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