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The Battle of Britain on Screen

"The Few" in British Film and Television Drama (Societies at War)

by S. P. Mackenzie

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Published by Edinburgh University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • British & Irish history: Second World War,
  • Film theory & criticism,
  • Television,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • British Isles,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Television - History & Criticism,
  • Performing Arts / Film / History & Criticism,
  • Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940, in motion pictures,
  • History and criticism,
  • War films

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10760678M
    ISBN 100748623892
    ISBN 109780748623891


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The Battle of Britain on Screen: ‘The Few’ in British Film and Television Drama 2nd Edition by S. MacKenzie (Author)/5(2). A rather slim book, BATTLE OF BRITAIN ON SCREEN runs to pages including 10 photographs.

It is pricey whether you opt for hardcover ($!!) or paperback ($). Cinema fans will enjoy it and perhaps RAF buffs as well/5(3). This book examines in depth for the first time 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 continuity and change of presentation in relation to a wartime event Author: S. Mackenzie. The Battle of Britain on Screen 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama S.P.

Mackenzie. Published by Edinburgh University Press. This book examines in depth for the first time the The Battle of Britain on Screen book, development, and reception of the major dramatic screen representations of 'The Few' in the Battle of Britain produced over the past seventy years.

This book examines in depth for the first time 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 continuity and change of presentation in relation to a wartime event that acquired near-mythical dimensions in popular consciousness even before it.

The Battle of Britain on Screen by S. Mackenzie,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(5). Synopsis. This book examines in depth for the first time 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 continuity and change of presentation in relation to a wartime eventthat acquired near-mythical dimensions in popular. Through its perceptive demonstration of how our memory of the battle has been constantly reshaped through film and television, The Battle of Britain on Screen provides students of the Second World War, 20th-century Britain and film history with a thorough and complex understanding of an iconic historical event.

Even though The Battle of Britain on Screen might appear to be a “niche” book concerned only with a small group of movies and television shows, this account supplies a well-delivered understanding of how the social memory of events affects their portrayal on screen.

Aficionados of war movies will certainly enjoy this book, as will students of the Battle of Britain. Through its perceptive demonstration of how our memory of the battle has been constantly reshaped through film and television, The Battle of Britain on Screen provides students of the Second World War, 20th-century Britain and film history with a thorough and complex understanding of an iconic historical event/5(2).

There are a couple of threads running here regarding the The Battle of Britain on Screen book of Britain. (The Battle of Britain ran from July to October ).

This is the best book on the subject. The author is top-notch and in my opinion has something worthy to say. The Battle of Britain involved a small number of fighter pilots against a larger number of enemy fighter.

The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama: : S. Mackenzie: Libros en idiomas extranjerosFormat: Tapa blanda.

The Battle of Britain on Screen is therefore a contribution to the growing scholarly literature on how the Second World War has been remembered and represented within the United Kingdom.

Product Identifiers. If you’re looking for the story of the “Battle of Britain,” the campaign during the summer of when the RAF defended the United Kingdom against the Luftwaffe, this ain’t it. Only about a third of the book is devoted to what the author calls “The Battle above Britain”.Cited by: 4.

Get this from a library. The battle of Britain on screen: 'The Few' in British film and television drama. [S P Mackenzie] -- This book examines in depth for the first time the origins, development, and reception of the major dramatic screen representations of 'The Few' in the Battle of Britain produced over the past.

This new, updated edition of The Battle of Britain on Screen examines in depth the origins, development and reception of the major dramatic screen representations of 'The Few' in the Battle of Britain produced over the past 75 years.

Paul MacKenzie explores both continuity and change in the presentation of a wartime event that acquired and retains near-mythical /5(2).

Battle of Britain is a Second World War film directed by Guy Hamilton, and produced by Harry Saltzman and S. Benjamin film documented the events of the Battle of film drew many respected British actors to accept roles as key figures of the battle, including Sir Laurence Olivier as Sir Hugh Dowding and Trevor Howard as Keith by: Ron Goodwin, William Walton.

The Battle of Britain offers an in-depth assessment of the situation leading up to the summer ofthe strategies employed by the adversaries and the brutal aerial battle itself. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, contemporary art and posters, and accompanied by numerous first-hand accounts, this is a volume that captures the reality of.

Only about a third of the book is devoted to what the author calls “The Battle above Britain”. The rest of the book is devoted to events and circumstances leading up to it, including things like U Boats, the battle for France and Dunkirk.

Most of it told /5(). The Battle of Britain: The German attempt to win air supremacy over Britain,   Directed by Guy Hamilton. With Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens. Inthe British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.7/10(20K).

This short book provides some interesting snippets of information for the Battle of Britain enthusiast. Having read this after some of the more detailed histories on the Battle of Britain (most notably 'Battle of Britain' by Patrick Bishop), the assessments of Luftwaffe strength, tactics, mistakes and the German war industry in Overy's work provided welcome /5.

Since it was first published inMen of the Battle of Britain has become a standard reference book for academics and researchers interested in the Battle of Britain.

Copies are also owned by many with purely an armchair interest in the events of The book records the service details of the airmen who took part in the Battle of Britain in considerable : Kenneth G.

Wynn. This new, updated edition of The Battle of Britain on Screen examines in depth the origins, development and reception of the major dramatic screen representations of 'The Few' in the Battle of Britain produced over the past 75 years.

Paul MacKenzie explores both continuity and change in the presentation of a wartime event that acquired and retains near-mythical Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing. This new, updated edition of The Battle of Britain on Screen examines in depth the origins, development and reception of the major dramatic screen representations of 'The Few' in the Battle of Britain produced over the past 75 years.

Paul MacKenzie explores both continuity and change in the presentation of a wartime event that acquired and retains near-mythical. The Battle of Britain (German: die Luftschlacht um England, "the Air Battle for England") was a military campaign of the Second World War, in which the Royal Air Force (RAF) defended the United Kingdom (UK) against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany's air force, the has been described as the first major military campaign fought entirely by air : 10 July – 31 October(3 months and 3 weeks).

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The Battle of Britain on Screen does more than merely describe the plot of six movies and television dramas. Rather, it offers a full history of the productions, addressing how each film's concept was developed, how the cast was selected.

Battle of Britain, during World War II, the successful defense of Great Britain against unremitting and destructive air raids conducted by the German air force (Luftwaffe) from July through Septemberafter the fall of y for the Luftwaffe in the air battle would have exposed Great Britain to invasion by the German army, which was then in control of the ports.

The Battle of Britain (German: die Luftschlacht um England, literally "the air battle for England") was a military campaign of the Second World War when the Royal Air Force (RAF) defended the United Kingdom (UK) against the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attacks from the end of.

I own a book called: "The Battle of Britain" by Roy Conyers Nesbit (ISBN ). Nice book, good pictures (and a lot of them) and a good day-by-day account with backgrounds to the battle as well. An Excellent book of the Battle of Britain, the author uses the stories of from the top to the bottom of the armed forces to tell his overall story is his usual style and does it excellently as always.

Have read quite a few of this authors books and all the ones I /5. "The Most Dangerous Enemy: An Illustrated History of the Battle of Britain" is spectacular. It merits a five-star rating. It is in a large-format of x x inches.

The quality of the book is immaculate. If you are a history buff with an interest in the Battle of Britain this is the book for you/5. S.P. Mackenzie explores how and why the Battle of Britain has evolved as a subject on the big and small screen since the s.

He examines both continuity and change with the presentation of a wartime event that acquired near-mythical dimensions in popular consciousness even before it.

TITLE: Men of the Battle of Britain AUTHOR: Kenneth G. Wynn ISBN: PUBLISHER: Frontline Books This is a new version published in It is the ideal book if you are researching those pilots that served operationally during the Battle of Britain.

This book lists a short profile with all the relevant information on each pilot. In Augustthe Luftwaffe began an operation to destroy or neutralize RAF Fighter Command, and enable Hitler to invade Britain that autumn.

It was a new type of air warfare: the first ever offensive counter-air campaign against an integrated air defence system. Powerful, combat-proven and previously all-conquering, the German air force had the means to win the Battle of Britain.

During the Battle of Britain inas popular memory has it, outnumbered pilots of the RAF turned back wave after wave of Nazi aircraft that were bent on bombing England into submission.

Overy (Why the Allies Won, ) subtly adjusts the record. He observes that the RAF was, in most respects, an even match for the Luftwaffe in the number. Alex Kershaw is the bestselling author of six acclaimed books, five of them about World War II. His grandfather served in Egypt in the RAF during the war.

His book, The Few, was selected as the Military Book Club’s first-ever book of the year. His book, Escape from the Deep, is currently being adapted for the screen.

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