British Silent Cinema and the Great War


Hammond, Michael and Williams, Michael (eds.) (2011) British Silent Cinema and the Great War, Basingstoke, GB, Palgrave Macmillan, 216pp.

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This book presents a unique insight into an extraordinary period of European history that had far-reaching significance for British cinema and for the way history itself is represented. The work collected in this volume draws from the best knowledge, enthusiasm and critical insight of leading scholars, archivists and historians specialising in British cinema. The editors are experts in the field of British silent cinema; in particular, its complex relationship to the Great War and its afterimage in popular culture. As the Great War continues to fade from living memory, it is a significant task to look back at how the cinema industry responded to that conflict as it unfolded, and how it shaped the war's memory through the 1910s and 1920s.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780230292628 (hardback)
0230292623 (hardback)
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Film Studies
ePrint ID: 178199
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 15:40
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:28
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/178199

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