Celluloid War Memorials

Creating Celluloid War Memorials for the British Empire looks at the British Instructional Film company and its production of war re-enactments and documentaries during the mid to late 1920s.

Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859890823

Category: Education

Page: 274

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Creating Celluloid War Memorials for the British Empire looks at the British Instructional Film company and its production of war re-enactments and documentaries during the mid to late 1920s. It is both a work of cinema history and a study of the public's memory of World War I. As Mark Connelly shows, these films, made in the decade following the end of the war, helped to shape the way in which that war was remembered, and may be understood as microhistories that reveal vital information about perceptions of the Great War, national and imperial identities, the role of cinema as a shaper of attitudes and identities, power relations between Britain and the United States, and the nature of popular culture.

The Great War in American and British Cinema 1918 1938

The lyrics follow a narrator veteran who looks back to his time on the war and sees the events “just like a photoplay on ... In his book Celluloid War Memorials: The British Instructional Films Company and the Memory of the Great War, ...

Author: Ryan Copping

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030606718

Category: History

Page: 196

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This book recounts the reception of selected films about the Great War released between 1918 and 1938 in the USA and Great Britain. It discusses the role that popular cinema played in forming and reflecting public opinion about the War and its political and cultural aftermath in both countries. Although the centenary has produced a wide number of studies on the memorialisation of the Great War in Britain and to a lesser degree the USA, none of them focused on audience reception in relation to the Anglo-American ‘circulatory system’ of Trans-Atlantic culture.

Revival After the Great War

“World War I and the Reconstruction of the Countryside in Belgium and France: A Historiographical Essay. ... “Les monuments aux morts. ... Celluloid War Memorials: The British Instructional Films Company and 321 Bibliography.

Author: Luc Verpoest

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789462702509

Category: Architecture

Page: 354

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The challenges of post-war recovery from social and political reform to architectural design In the months and years immediately following the First World War, the many (European) countries that had formed its battleground were confronted with daunting challenges. These challenges varied according to the countries' earlier role and degree of involvement in the war but were without exception enormous. The contributors to this book analyse how this was not only a matter of rebuilding ravaged cities and destroyed infrastructure, but also of repairing people’s damaged bodies and upended daily lives, and rethinking and reforming societal, economic and political structures. These processes took place against the backdrop of mass mourning and remembrance, political violence and economic crisis. At the same time, the post-war tabula rasa offered many opportunities for innovation in various areas of society, from social and political reform to architectural design. The wide scope of post-war recovery and revival is reflected in the different sections of this book: rebuild, remember, repair, and reform. It offers insights into post-war revival in Western European countries such as Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and Italy, as well as into how their efforts were perceived outside of Europe, for instance in Argentina and the United States.

Handbook of British Literature and Culture of the First World War

Celluloid War Memorials: The British Instructional Films Company and the Memory of the Great War. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2015. Cullen, Niall, and Paul Nixon. “The Real-Life War Stories Behind Journey's End.” Findmypast, ...

Author: Ralf Schneider

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110422467

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 540

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The First World War has given rise to a multifaceted cultural production like no other historical event. This handbook surveys British literature and film about the war from 1914 until today. The continuing interest in World War I highlights the interdependence of war experience, the imaginative re-creation of that experience in writing, and individual as well as collective memory. In the first part of the handbook, the major genres of war writing and film are addressed, including of course poetry and the novel, but also the short story; furthermore, it is shown how our conception of the Great War is broadened when looked at from the perspective of gender studies and post-colonial criticism. The chapters in the second part present close readings of important contributions to the literary and filmic representation of World War I in Great Britain. All in all, the contributions demonstrate how the opposing forces of focusing and canon-formation on the one hand, and broadening and revision of the canon on the other, have characterised British literature and culture of the First World War.


Canadian War Records Office, Art & War: Canadian War Memorials, introd. P. G. Konody (London, [1919), ... Mark Connelly, Celluloid War Memorials: The British Instructional Films Company and the Memory of the Great War (Exeter, 2016).

Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191022395

Category: History

Page: 288

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In 1914, Ypres was a sleepy Belgian city admired for its magnificent Gothic architecture. The arrival of the rival armies in October 1914 transformed it into a place known throughout the world, each of the combatants associating the place with it its own particular palette of values and imagery. It is now at the heart of First World War battlefield tourism, with much of it's economy devoted to serving the interests of visitors from across the world. The surrounding countryside is dominated by memorials, cemeteries, and museums, many of which were erected in the 1920s and 1930s, but the number of which are being constantly added to as fascination with the region increases. Mark Connelly and Stefan Goebel explore the ways in which Ypres has been understood and interpreted by Britain and the Commonwealth, Belgium, France, and Germany, including the variants developed by the Nazis, looking at the ways in which different groups have struggled to impose their own narratives on the city and the region around it. They explore the city's growth as a tourist destination and examine the sometimes tricky relationship between local people and battlefield visitors, on the spectrum between respectful pilgrims and tourists seeking shocks and thrills. The result of new and extensive archival research across a number of countries, this new volume in the Great Battles series offers an innovative overview of the development of a critical site of Great War memory.

The Great War in Popular British Cinema of the 1920s

Connelly, Mark, British Instructional Films and the Great War: Creating Celluloid War Memorials for the British Empire (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, forthcoming 2016). Connelly, Mark, 'The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands ...

Author: L. Napper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230371712

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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This book discusses British cinema's representation of the Great War during the 1920s. It argues that popular cinematic representations of the war offered surviving audiences a language through which to interpret their recent experience, and traces the ways in which those interpretations changed during the decade.

Reflections on the Commemoration of the First World War

47 Holbrook, Anzac, 121–26. 48 Holbrook, Anzac, 137–42; Reynaud, Celluloid Anzacs, 183–84. 49 Reynaud, Celluloid Anzacs, 180. See also Bennett, 'Interpreting Anzac and Gallipoli,' 205–27. 50 Ward, 'A War Memorial ...

Author: David Monger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000281408

Category: History

Page: 168

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The First World War’s centenary generated a mass of commemorative activity worldwide. Officially and unofficially; individually, collectively and commercially; locally, nationally and internationally, efforts were made to respond to the legacies of this vast conflict. This book explores some of these responses from areas previously tied to the British Empire, including Australia, Britain, Canada, India and New Zealand. Showcasing insights from historians of commemoration and heritage professionals it provides revealing insider and outsider perspectives of the centenary. How far did commemoration become celebration, and how merited were such responses? To what extent did the centenary serve wider social and political functions? Was it a time for new knowledge and understanding of the events of a century ago, for recovery of lost or marginalised voices, or for confirming existing clichés? And what can be learned from the experience of this centenary that might inform the approach to future commemorative activities? The contributors to this book grapple with these questions, coming to different answers and demonstrating the connections and disconnections between those involved in building public knowledge of the ‘war to end all wars’.

Propaganda and Conflict

War, Media and Shaping the Twentieth Century Mark Connelly, Jo Fox, Ulf Schmidt, Stefan Goebel ... 1990); see also Mark Connelly, Celluloid War Memorials: The British Instructional Films Company and the Memory of the Great War (Exeter, ...

Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781788316712

Category: History

Page: 367

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This open access volume presents the latest research in propaganda studies, featuring contributions from a range of leading scholars and covering the most cutting-edge scholarship in the study of propaganda from World War I to the present. Propaganda has always played a key role in shaping attitudes during periods of conflict and the academic study of propaganda, commencing in earnest in 1915, has never really left us. We continue to want to understand propaganda's inner-workings and, in doing so, to control and confine its influence. We remain anxious about pernicious information warfare campaigns, especially those that seemingly endanger liberal democracy or freedom of thought. What are the challenges, then, of studying propaganda studies in the twenty-first century? Much scholarship remains locked into the study of state-led campaigns, however an area of special concern in recent years has been the loss of official control over the basic instruments of mass communication. This has been seen in the rise of 'fake news' and the ability of non-state actors to influence political events. The ebook editions of this book are available open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence on bloomsburycollection.com. Open access was funded by Knowledge Unlatched.

The British Imperial Army in the Middle East

Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18 James E. Kitchen ... R. Gerster, Big-Noting: The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing (Carlton, 1987), 105–14; S. Ward, '“A War Memorial in Celluloid”: The ...

Author: James E. Kitchen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472511317

Category: History

Page: 304

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The First World War has often been understood in terms of the combat experiences of soldiers on the Western Front; those combatants who served in the other theatres of the war have been neglected. Using personal testimonies, official documentation and detailed research from a diverse range of archives, The British Imperial Army in the Middle East explores the combat experiences of these soldiers. The army that fought the Ottoman Empire was a multinational and multi-ethnic force, drawing personnel from across Britain's empire, including Australia, New Zealand, and India. By taking a transnational and imperial perspective on the First World War, this book ensures that the campaigns in Egypt and Palestine are considered in the wider context of an empire mobilised to fight a total and global war.