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‘Millions Like Us’?: British Culture in the Second World War

Nick Hayes and Jeff Hill

Abstract

This book brings together historical research on cultural production and reception during World War 2. Its starting point is how this war was presented to, and understood by, contemporaries and how they differentiated it from earlier conflicts. Although this was particularly noticeable in the construction of ideas of inclusiveness and commonality where ‘the people’ pulled together to secure victory and a socially equitable peace, the chapters in this book also seek to explore the diversity of institutional and personal experiences. Chapters look at major national institutions and industries su ... More

Keywords: contemporary presentation, inclusiveness, commonality, institutional experiences, personal experiences, BBC, commercial press, British film, writers, composers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780853237631
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846312489

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nick Hayes, editor

Jeff Hill, editor

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