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Britain can take it : British cinema in the Second World War

Author: Anthony Aldgate; Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Cinema and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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At the outbreak of the Second World War, all cinemas in Britain were closed. Ten days later, they were opened again as a valuable way of boosting morale and a principal source of recreation for the nation at war. Feature films were not just escapist entertainment; they provided instruction and information, and over the next six years, some 300 feature films and thousands of short films and news reels were produced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Aldgate; Jeffrey Richards
ISBN: 9781845114459 1845114450
OCLC Number: 123798792
Notes: Previous edition: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1994.
Description: 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface to the new edition --
British cinema during the Second World War --
Why we fight: 49th parallel --
The Englishman's Englishman: Pimpernel Smith --
Raise a laugh: Let George do it --
'Careless talk costs lives': The next of kin --
'If the invader comes': Went the day well? --
Mobilizing the past: The young Mr. Pitt --
Signs of the times: Thunder rock --
Naval cavalcade: In which we serve --
England, their England: Fires were started --
The war the documentarists won: Western approaches --
Our American cousins: The way to the stars --
Women at war: Millions like us --
Class and nation: Ships with wings.
Series Title: Cinema and society.
Other Titles: British cinema in the Second World War
Responsibility: Anthony Aldgate & Jeffrey Richards.

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At the outbreak of the WWII, all cinemas in Britain were closed. Ten days later, they were opened again as a way of boosting morale. Over the next six years, some 300 feature films and thousands of  Read more...

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""An excellent narrative, highly recommended.""-- "Publishers Weekly" ""First rate case histories of British wartime movies.""--"The Observer"

 
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