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The Undefeated: Propaganda, rehabilitation and post-war Britain

Anderson, Julie (2019) The Undefeated: Propaganda, rehabilitation and post-war Britain. In: Connelly, Mark L. and Fox, Jo and Goebel, Stefan and Schmidt, Ulf, eds. Propaganda and Conflict: War, Media and Shaping the Twentieth Century. Bloomsbury, pp. 209-229. ISBN 978-1-78831-403-9. E-ISBN 978-1-78831-673-6. (doi:10.5040/9781788316736.ch-010) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:76529)

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Abstract

Julie Anderson In 1950, newspapers announced the release of the film The Undefeated, a documentary which focussed on the state’s support for disabled ex-servicemen. Commissioned by the Ministry of Pensions and produced by the Central Office of Information (COI) , the film centred on a pilot who became disabled as a result of injuries sustained in a wartime glider accident. The film follows ‘Joe Anderson’s’ journey from hospital to workplace through the rehabilitation process, highlighting the Ministry of Pensions’ work and the state’s responsibility to its war wounded. This chapter explores post-war British propaganda in film and focusses on The Undefeated to examine the series of relationships between the state, the public and information programmes. Starting with the seminal work of David Welch, historians have explored war and film propaganda during the Second World War, demonstrating that the relationship between propaganda and the state was often highly complex. Welch observes...

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.5040/9781788316736.ch-010
Uncontrolled keywords: political history; propaganda; Great Britain
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war history, 1945-
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: James Farley
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 10:35 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 13:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/76529 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Anderson, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7131-3704
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