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Author Mackenzie, S. P.

Title The battle of Britain on screen : 'The Few' in British film and television drama / S.P. Mackenzie
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (181 pages) : illustrations
Series Societies at war
Societies at war.
Contents Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Battle Foretold: The Lion Has Wings (1939); Spitfire of Dreams: The First of the Few (1942); One for All: Angels One Five (1952); All for One: Reach for the Sky (1956); The Big Picture: The Battle of Britain (1969); Catalogue of Error: Piece of Cake (1988); The Fighter Boys: A Perfect Hero (1991); Conclusion; Select Filmography; Bibliography; Index
Summary S.P. Mackenzie explores how and why the Battle of Britain has evolved as a subject on the big and small screen since the 1940s. He examines both continuity and change with the presentation of a wartime event that acquired near-mythical dimensions in popular consciousness even before it happened
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940.
War films -- History and criticism.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Motion pictures and the war.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0748630244 (electronic bk.)
9780748630240 (electronic bk.)