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The Battle of Britain on screen : 'the few' in British film and television drama

Author: S P MacKenzie
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines in depth for the first time the origins, development, and reception of the major dramatic screen representations of 'The Few' in the Battle of Britain produced over the past  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S P MacKenzie
ISBN: 9780748623891 0748623892 9780748623907 0748623906
OCLC Number: 938109453
Description: 181 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 - The Battle Foretold: The Lion Has Wings (1939); Chapter 2 - Spitfire of Dreams: The First of the Few (1942); Chapter 3 - One For All: Angels One Five (1952); Chapter 4 - All for One: Reach for the Sky (1956); Chapter 5 - The Big Picture: The Battle of Britain (1969); Chapter 6 - Catalogue of Error: Piece of Cake (1988); Chapter 7 - The Fighter Boys: A Perfect Hero (1991); Conclusion; Select Filmography; Bibliography.
Responsibility: S.P. MacKenzie.

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This perceptive and detailed study clearly reveals exactly how our memory of the Battle of Britain has been shaped and re-shaped by film and television. -- Michael Paris, University of Central Read more...

 
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