St Clement Danes Church part four
About this podcast
These four podcasts focus on the stunning Anglican church of St
Clement Danes in the Strand, and discuss its reconstruction following
destruction in the London Blitz as the central church of the Royal Air
Force. Comparisons are drawn with Coventry Cathedral and the
Frauenkirche in Dresden, two other important bombed churches, and the
controversy over the erection of a statue of the head of RAF Bomber
Command outside the church is discussed.
Ideally, they are intended to be listened to while visiting the church, with the specific locations for listening to each of the four parts being indicated on the map of the church to be found at the St Clement Danes Podcast pages mounted by the History Department of King’s College London, who produced this podcast. However, it is possible to enjoy and profit from the podcasts even if you are unable to visit the museum: in this case you should still visit the St Clement Danes Podcast pages to see images of the objects and views discussed, as well as further information on the participants and suggested weblinks and further reading.
The participants are Professors Arthur Burns and Ben Quash and Dr James E Bjork of King’s College London
Part four: The statues at the west front; the controversy over the statue of Arthur Harris; the Church and the statue; Bomber Command and the statue; German cities and the statue; Conclusions.
Please right-click on the link below the play button to download this file so that you can listen to the podcast while touring the church.
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