By Nick Hayes
This choice of essays brings jointly the most recent historic study on cultural construction and reception in the course of the moment international battle. Its place to begin is how this battle was once provided to, and understood via, contemporaries and the way they differentiated it from past conflicts. even supposing this used to be quite visible within the development of principles of inclusiveness and commonality the place "the humans" pulled jointly to safe victory and a socially equitable peace, the essays additionally search to discover the range of institutional and private reports. Essays examine significant associations and industries comparable to the lately shaped BBC, the culturally different and swiftly increasing advertisement press, and the British movie undefined. the gathering explores the function of the person agent, with reviews on confirmed writers and composers, and the way each one regarding the collective rationales of wartime.
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Craig, ‘Politics on Parade: Army Education and the 1945 General Election’, History, 81 (1996), pp. 215–27. 63. T. Harrisson, ‘Industrial Survey’, in Mass-Observation, War Factory, p. 9. For an exploration of enhanced wartime public anxiety regarding teenage girls and young women, see S. Rose, ‘Girls and GIs: Sex and Diplomacy in Second World War Britain’, International History Review, 19 (1997), pp. 146–60. 64 The ‘movement to raise the moral and cultural standards of the general public’, Addison suggests to be a key but neglected theme of 1940s history, where the imperative of citizenly ‘service’ was constantly invoked by social reformers like Bevan, Beveridge and Keynes over and above the material motivations of welfare.
Francis, ‘Economics and Ethics: The Nature of Labour’s Socialism’, Twentieth Century British History, 6 (1995), pp. 220–43. Wartime Culture and ‘Millions Like Us’ 25 also for educational and recreational facilities on communal services provided by the State . . Not a grey and dull existence regulated by the State machine, but a vigorous one, in which many have found potentialities of mastering and enjoying life, that had been latent but undeveloped in the sheltered life of the pre-war period .
B. Tauris, 1998). There is an extensive literature on the history and achievements of the documentary movement, amongst which I. Aitken, Film and Reform: John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement (London, Routledge, 1990) and P. Swann, The British Documentary Film Movement, 1926–1946 (Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 1989) stand out as the most scholarly. More personal and anecdotal accounts are to be found in, for example, P. Rotha, Documentary Diary: An Informal History of the British Documentary Film (London, Secker & Warburg, 1973) and E.
Millions Like Us?: British Culture in the Second World War by Nick Hayes