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Thomas Vaisset

On 25 September 1911 the battleship Liberté exploded in Toulon harbour. This tragedy is just one of the many disasters that the French fleet suffered at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries and also represents the peak of these calamities, since it is undoubtedly the most deadly suffered by a French Navy ship in peacetime. The aim of this article is to study how the navy managed this disaster and the resulting deaths of service personnel, which were all the more traumatic because the incident happened in France’s main military port and in circumstances that do not match the traditional forms of death at sea.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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Orvar Löfgren and Barbara Czarniawska

earliest example dealt with a growing extravagance in nineteenth-century French funeral practices. The historical cases introduced the question of why overflow debates emerge in certain historical contexts and not in others. Recent debates about sustainability have focused on waste – an issue that becomes especially remarkable when one compares its treatment with studies from the 1950s and 1960s, when the focus was on growing or anticipated overconsumption. Such worries took different forms in different parts of Europe. In Western Europe, there was a great deal of

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