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The Big Picture: The Battle of Britain (1969)

S. P. MacKenzie

in The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623891
eISBN:
9780748651276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By the end of the 1950s, it was increasingly obvious that watching television at home was supplanting going out to the cinema as a prime recreational habit for young and old in Britain. This, in ... More


Spitfire of Dreams: The First of the Few (1942)

S. P. MacKenzie

in The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623891
eISBN:
9780748651276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As soon as it was clear that the Luftwaffe had been comprehensively defeated in the daylight battles over England in August and September 1940, and the threat of invasion thereby averted, film ... More


The Battle of Britain

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the events in the Battle of Britain to provide a better understanding of the domestic and international role of British broadcasting in 1940. It argues that the propaganda ... More


The Fighter Boys: A Perfect Hero (1991)

S. P. MacKenzie

in The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623891
eISBN:
9780748651276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Conservative revisionists such as John Charmley and Alan Clark argued that the Battle of Britain had been a mistake, and that the country would have been better off in terms of global power and ... More


Conclusion

S. P. MacKenzie

in The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623891
eISBN:
9780748651276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Over the past sixty-odd years, the representation of the Battle of Britain in British cinema has undergone an evolutionary process in which established images and attitudes have developed roughly in ... More


Catalogue of Error: Piece of Cake (1988)

S. P. MacKenzie

in The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623891
eISBN:
9780748651276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As far back as the early 1950s, it had become evident that Air Ministry claims concerning the number of enemy aircraft shot down had, in fact, been greatly exaggerated. It was also becoming apparent ... More


All for One: Reach for the Sky (1956)

S. P. MacKenzie

in The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623891
eISBN:
9780748651276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Stories about World War II were among the most bankable subjects for film-makers in the 1950s, particular subjects becoming especially attractive if they had already achieved success in print. This ... More


Churchill in 1940: The Worst and Finest Hour

David Reynolds

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

In 1940, Britain faced the greatest crisis in its history since Napoleon's armies massed on the French coast in 1804–1805. Yet at the same moment Churchill at last attained his cherished ambition, ... More


The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

S.P. Mackenzie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623891
eISBN:
9780748651276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the origins, development and reception of the major dramatic screen representations of ‘The Few’ in the Battle of Britain produced over the past seventy years. It explores both ... More


One for All: Angels One Five (1952)

S. P. MacKenzie

in The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623891
eISBN:
9780748651276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The 1950s would prove to be the heyday of the British war picture. In the years after World War II, those participants who had interesting experiences to relate and the means to do so were often ... More


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