The First World War in American and British cinema, 1920-2000

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Dr Mark Connelly will look at the ways in which the First World War has been presented on the big screen by the British and American film industries.

In the 1920s and 1930s, a diverse range of films was made about the First World War. However, since 1945, the approach has become increasingly narrow, usually fixating on themes of futility and incompetence. 

Dr Mark Connelly will explore some of the reasons behind these trends and reveal the richness of the First World War on the big screen.

After the talk, Mark will be signing copies of his book ‘The British Army and the First World War’.

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