More documents from Chapman, James
More documents from European Journal of Cultural Studies

Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

Re-presenting war

[journal article]

Chapman, James

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(1871 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:

Further Details
Abstract This article examines a cycle of British drama-documentaries about the Second World War broadcast in 2004-5: Dunkirk, D-Day, When Hitler Invaded Britain D-Day to Berlin and Blitz: London's Firestorm. It places these films in the context of the drama-documentary tradition in British film and television; it considers the institutional and cultural contexts of their production; it analyses their formal properties, especially their combination of actuality film with dramatic reconstruction; and it examines the extent to which they offer a revisionist perspective on the British historical experience of the Second World War. The article argues that these films represent a significant new direction for representing history on television.
Free Keywords Blitz; Britain; D-Day; drama-documentary; Dunkirk; history; Second World War; television;
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 13-33
Journal European Journal of Cultural Studies, 10 (2007) 1
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)