Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2020)

Analysis on How Nationalism in Britain Affected the Propaganda in a Film During World War II

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Yuxuan Liu
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Yuxuan Liu
Available Online 1 May 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.134How to use a DOI?
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film, British Nationalism, World War II
Abstract

Emerging early in the 20th century, films were dominant representations of human spirits. Like its predecessors, all forms of entertainment media have the potential to have an enormous impact on manipulating the public. This paper examines the role of nationalism in British war propaganda films during World War II. This paper will first investigate the prevailing nationalistic ideas in Britain, then reveal how those ideas are reflected in the characteristics of propaganda films. This topic is significant because it not only analyzes the critical role film plays during wartime but also reveals the ideology of a country’s nationalism. Even more, it shows how, under the historical period when the public had limited access to information, a film is used to reflect only one side of the story. This paper analyzed a film called The Silent Village from several aspects, and the standard for assessing the effectiveness of propaganda is unduplicatable. Also, further study will be made in the future.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 May 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-960-1
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.134How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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