The Reception of The Great War in the 1960s

  title={The Reception of The Great War in the 1960s},
  author={Daniel Todman},
  journal={Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television},
  pages={29 - 36}
  • D. Todman
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • History
  • Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
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