A small screen alternative to stone and bronze

@article{Hanna2007ASS,
  title={A small screen alternative to stone and bronze},
  author={Emma Hanna},
  journal={European Journal of Cultural Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={111 - 89}
}
  • E. Hanna
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Cultural Studies
This article examines the first major British television series about the First World War, The Great War (BBC, 1964), in terms of its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance. As a central component of the BBC`s 50th anniversary commemorative programme to mark the outbreak of war, the series was a major media event -a small-screen memorial cast in sounds and images instead of stone and bronze. This article looks at how the British television audience responded to this form of on-screen… Expand

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