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BMGN: Low Countries Historical Review. 2010;125(4):90-107 DOI 10.18352/bmgn-lchr.7135


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Journal Title: BMGN: Low Countries Historical Review

ISSN: 0165-0505 (Print); 2211-2898 (Online)

Publisher: Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals (Publishing Services)

Society/Institution: Royal Netherlands Historical Society, Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap(KNHG)

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History of Low Countries - Benelux Countries

Country of publisher: Netherlands

Language of fulltext: English, Dutch

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J.C.H. Blom


Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 40 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

<p><strong><em>A Highly Particular Way of Looking<br /></em></strong>In her discussion of the series of television documentaries <em>De Oorlog [The War] </em>in <em>bmgn/lchr </em>125:1 (2010) 73-99, Barbara Henkes gives an incorrect impression<em> </em>of the intentions of the programme makers. My response will in the first place<em> </em>consist of an exposition of these intentions: principally, to give the best possible<em> </em>presentation of current insights on the basis of recent academic research to<em> </em>a very wide audience. I will then discuss a number of more specific issues in<em> </em>greater detail. In particular, I make the strongest possible objection to the<em> </em>accusation that the makers have pushed morally reprehensible viewpoints<em> </em>onto the audience. Henkes presents no evidence whatsoever to support<em> </em>these accusations, and fails to explain what was actually, factually incorrect<em> </em>in the series. This makes her article nothing more than an (attempt at) moral<em> </em>disqualification.</p><p> </p><p>This article is part of the <a href="/423/volume/125/issue/4/">forum</a> 'De Oorlog'.</p>