Daphne Du Maurier “The Birds” on environmental destruction caused by WWII

My digital archive project explores Daphne Du Maurier “The Birds,” and the destruction of England from the events of World War II. Daphne Du Maurier’s “The Birds” is a horror story about a small family that lives in England post WWII and focuses on their survival during newly formed bird attacks, but why are these bird attacks happening? Daphne Du Maurier uses “The Birds” to reference the environmental destruction to England from events such as the Battle of Britain and The Blitz. The birds attacks reveals a broader view towards Nazi’s and how they invaded England during World War II resulting in the destructing of the environment. The goal of my archive is to examine “The Birds,” and show the aftermath of World War II, targeting how it has destroyed England environmentally and mentally.


Joseph Matos