This Is England: British Film and the People's War, 1939-1945

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Index
Acting, and absence of regional accents, 162–64
Air Force. See Royal Air Force
Air Ministry. See Ministry of Air
Air Transport Auxiliary, 286. See also Ferry Pilot
Aldgate, Anthony (Tony), 83, 86, 92, 174, 219, 231, 287–89, 322 n. 2, 328 n. 6, 331 n. 21
Americans: token presence of, 31, 46, 144, 150–51, 231, 275, 277. See also The Foreman Went To France; London; San Demetrio, The Way to the Stars
Anderegg, Michael, 85, 83, 322 n. 1
Anderson, Lindsay, 249, 301, 316
Anstey, Edgar, 243
Anti-German propaganda: lack of, 18, 27, 99, 237, 238, 277
Archers, the. See Powell, Michael; Pressburger, Emric
Armes, Roy, 110, 297, 329 n. 9
Army. See British Army
Askey, Arthur, 241
Auxiliary Fire Service. See Fires Were Started
Auxiliary Transport Service (ATS), 26, 185, 188–90, 191, 193
Balcon, Michael, 138, 141, 310, 315–16, 325n. 6. See also Ealing Studios
Ball, Sir Joseph, 243, 253, 328 n. 3
Baptism of Fire (Germany), 254
Barr, Charles: 96, 97, 151, 156, 158, 248, 321 n. 3, 328 n. 2
Battle of Britain, 58, 95, 174, 178
Battle of the Atlantic, 330 n. 16. See also Coastal Command
The Battle of the River Plate (1956), 266
Battleship Potemkin (USSR, 1925), 103
Bawden, Liz, 93
BBC. See British Broadcasting Corporation
Beddington, Jack, 225
Berger, Ludwig, 327 n. 3
Betts, Ernest, 332 n. 1
Blitz, The, 81, 148, 158, 263, 304, 307
Blue Lamp, The, (1949), 332 n. 3
Board of Trade, 60, 227
Bob'sYour Uncle (1941), 322n. 6
Bordwell, David, 320 n. 3
Boulting, Roy, 326 n. 18. See also Journey Together
Bourne, Stephen, 323 n. 13
Bracken, Brendan, 224, 226, 228
Brassed Off (1997), 17
Brief Encounter (1945), 312
British Army, 26, 95, 132, 229. See also The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp; The Way Ahead
British Board of Film Censorship (BBFC). See Censorship
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 158, 239, 245, 330 n. 11
British Film Institute, 273

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Illustrations 9
  • Acknowledgements 13
  • Introduction 15
  • I - Fictional Feature Films 37
  • 1: National Identity and Upper-Class Images the Films 39
  • 2: Leaders Leading the Films 75
  • 3: All in It Together the Films 128
  • 4: [Strange, Wonderful, Incalculable Creatures] the Films 182
  • 5: The Strange Case of the Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 213
  • II - Documentaries 233
  • 6: Documentary's Moment 235
  • 7: Off to a Flying False Start 253
  • 8: The Docudramas 264
  • 9: A Special Case 297
  • 10: The Myth of British Wartime Cinema 310
  • Notes 320
  • Select Bibliography 333
  • Filmography 345
  • Index 348
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