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The Resource Art, propaganda and aerial warfare in Britain during the Second World War, Rebecca Searle, (electronic resource)

Art, propaganda and aerial warfare in Britain during the Second World War, Rebecca Searle, (electronic resource)

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Art, propaganda and aerial warfare in Britain during the Second World War
Title
Art, propaganda and aerial warfare in Britain during the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Searle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The War Artists' Advisory Committee (WAAC) were responsible for the production of some of the most iconic images of the Second World War. Despite its rich historical value, this collection has been poorly utilised by historians and hasn't been subjected to the levels of analysis afforded to other forms of wartime culture. This innovative study addresses this gap by bringing official war art into dialogue with the social, economic and military histories of the Second World War. Rebecca Searle explores the tensions between the documentarist and propagandistic roles of the WAAC in their representation of aerial warfare in the battle for production, the Battle of Britain, the Blitz and the bombing of Germany. Her analyses demonstrate that whilst there was a strong correlation between war art and propaganda, the WAAC depicted many aspects of experience that were absent from wartime propaganda, such as class divisions within the services, gendered hierarchies within industries, civilian death and the true nature of the bombing of Germany. In addition, she shows that propagandistic constructions were not entirely separate from lived experience, but reflected experience and shaped the way that individuals made sense of the war. Accessibly written, highly illustrated and packed with valuable examples of the use of war art as historical source, this book will enhance our understanding of the social and cultural history of Britain during the Second World War."--
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Searle, Rebecca
Dewey number
940.54
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Bloomsbury eBooks.
  • New directions in social and cultural history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Propaganda, British
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
Label
Art, propaganda and aerial warfare in Britain during the Second World War, Rebecca Searle, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350075467?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
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Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The War Artists' Advisory Committee, Cultural Propaganda and Romantic Art -- The Battle for Production -- The Battle of Britain -- The Blitz -- The Bombing of Germany
Control code
9781350075467
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (168 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350075450
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.5040/9781350075467
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1157352983
Label
Art, propaganda and aerial warfare in Britain during the Second World War, Rebecca Searle, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350075467?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The War Artists' Advisory Committee, Cultural Propaganda and Romantic Art -- The Battle for Production -- The Battle of Britain -- The Blitz -- The Bombing of Germany
Control code
9781350075467
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (168 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350075450
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.5040/9781350075467
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1157352983

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