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British Silent Cinema and the Great War Michael Hammond

British Silent Cinema and the Great War

Michael Hammond

Published November 15th 2011
ISBN : 9780230292628
Hardcover
216 pages
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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 andfor the way history itselfis represented. The work collected in this volume draws from the best knowledge,MoreThis book presents a unique insight into an extraordinary period of European history that had far-reaching significance for British cinema andfor the way history itselfis 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 Warcontinues tofade 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 wars memory through the 1910s and 1920s.