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The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain

Emma Hanna


In Britain since the 1960s television has been the most influential medium of popular culture. Television is also the site where the Western Front of popular culture clashes with the Western Front of history. This book examines the ways in which those involved in the production of historical documentaries for this most influential media have struggled to communicate the stories of the First World War to British audiences. Documents in the BBC Written Archives Centre at Caversham, Berkshire, the Imperial War Museum, and the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives all inform the analysis. Inte ... More

Keywords: First World War, 1914-1918, Media, Memory, Remembrance, Television Documentaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748633890
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emma Hanna, author