British Silent Cinema and the Great War

  • Michael Hammond
  • Michael Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Goodbye to All That or Business as Usual? History and Memory of the Great War in British Cinema

  3. The War

  4. Aftermath: Memory and Memorial

  5. Notes from the Archive

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 186-197

About this book


This innovative book presents for the first time detailed histories of the impact of the Great War on British cinema in the silent period, from actual war footage to fiction filmmaking. In doing so it explores how cinema helped to shape the public memory of the war during the 1920s.


Battlefield cinema film First World War propaganda

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Hammond
    • 1
  • Michael Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK

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