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The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

S.P. Mackenzie


This book examines the origins, development and reception of the major dramatic screen representations of ‘The Few’ in the Battle of Britain produced over the past seventy years. It explores both continuity and change of presentation in relation to a wartime event that acquired near-mythical dimensions in popular consciousness even before it happened, and which has been represented multiple times over the course of the past seven decades. Alongside technical developments, considerable social, cultural and political fluctuation (as well as an expansion of factual knowledge concerning the battle ... More

Keywords: Battle of Britain, The Few, Second World War, RAF, technical developments, social fluctuation, cultural fluctuation, political fluctuation, production issues, screen dramas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748623891
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S.P. Mackenzie, author