The Great War in Popular British Cinema of the 1920s

Before Journey’s End

  • Lawrence Napper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 202-234

About this book


This book discusses British cinema's representation of the Great War during the 1920s. It argues that popular cinematic representations of the war offered surviving audiences a language through which to interpret their recent experience, and traces the ways in which those interpretations changed during the decade.


Cinema War Great War Film British Film Remembrance Veterans Ex-servicemen Battle Reconstruction Documentary Melodrama 1920s Interwar First World War Disablilty Bigamy Impotence argue bibliography cinema construction experience film interpret knowledge language peace reconstruction trade

Authors and affiliations

  • Lawrence Napper
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  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

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