Monthly Archives: March 2013

Movies and propaganda in the Second World War

More than one billion cinema tickets were sold in the UK in 1939 and that number rose throughout the war, peaking at 1.06 billion in 1946. The figures for the USA were more than three times that amount, given their … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Second World War: Before Hindsight

Before Hindsight is the title of a 1977 British documentary film written and directed by Jonathan Lewis and presented by, among others, James Cameron, Leslie Mitchell and Jonathan Dimbleby. The main thrust of the film was that the newsreels in British … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Second World War: How I didn’t win the war.

Hello I’m David Lowther, author of The Blue Pencil. a 1930s set political thriller which was published by Sacristy Press in November 2012. I intend to post about every 14 days and I will write only about that dreadful conflict … Continue reading

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