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Repetition versus Revision: Narratives in the BBC’s Great War Centenary

Power, Helena (2021) Repetition versus Revision: Narratives in the BBC’s Great War Centenary. British Journal for Military History, 7 (1). pp. 135-152. ISSN 2057-0422. (doi:10.25602/GOLD.bjmh.v7i1.1471) (KAR id:90245)

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The BBC’s plans for the First World War Centenary were of significant magnitude. Through 2,500 hours of programming, it sought to broaden knowledge of the conflict across its various media. Yet this objective was occasionally diminished by the resounding presence of popularised tropes about the war. With consideration of two key anniversaries and flagship programmes, this article reflects upon the balance between familiar ideas and new developments, the disconnect between television programming and developing historiography and the use of modern techniques in conveying a new narrative.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.25602/GOLD.bjmh.v7i1.1471
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I (1914-1918)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war history, 1945-
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Helena Power
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2021 16:06 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 10:18 UTC
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