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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

About the editors

NEIL BRAND Silent film accompanist JANE BRYAN Teacher of silent cinema history, University of East Anglia, UK BRYONY DIXON Curator at the BFI National Archive and co-director of the annual British Silent Film Festival CHRISTINE GLEDHILL Visiting Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Sunderland, UK TOBY HAGGITH Senior Curator in the Department of Research at the Imperial War Museum, UK PAUL MOODY Ph.D. Student at The London School of Economics, teacher of Film and Television History for the Open University and Video and Audio trainer for Brunel University's Journalism Department, UK LAWRENCE NAPPER Lecturer in Film Studies at King's College, London, UK LARAINE PORTER Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK AMY SARGEANT Reader in Film at the University of Warwick, UK ROGER SMITHER Keeper of the Film and Video Archive at the Imperial War Museum 1990-2010 GERRY TURVEY Former lecturer in Film Studies and currently a trustee of the Phoenix Cinema, North London, UK

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