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The Great War on the Small ScreenRepresenting the First World War in Contemporary Britain$
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Emma Hanna

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748633890

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633890.001.0001

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The Fear of Forgetting

The Fear of Forgetting

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(p.163) 7 The Fear of Forgetting
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The Great War on the Small Screen
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Emma Hanna

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633890.003.0008

Since the 1960s television has been a self-defining subject where the production and reactivation of history has occurred on the screen. Television documentaries about the First World War developed not as objective assessments of past events but as media events. The televisual histories of 1914-18 have been built on Britain's rich cultural inheritance which has been fashioned from established modes of remembrance. The act of producing, broadcasting and watching television programmes about the conflict has become a remembrance ritual in its own right. Television documentaries about the First World War are alternative war memorials for new generations of British television viewers. Documentaries will continue to act as expressions of grief fashioned from established modes of remembrance, and the continued presence of the conflict on British television will ensure that the memory of 1914-18 is a wound that may never heal.

Keywords:   Remembrance

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