Bringing together a team of history and media researchers from across Britain and Europe, this volume provides readers with a themed discussion of the range and variety of the media’s engagement with history, and a close study of the relationship between media, history and national identity.
Introduction: Problems and Possibilities in the Media’s Presentation of History Part 1: The Media and History. Introduction 1. See Hear: Phonography and Photography as Forms of Historical Representation 2. From Information to Propaganda: The Presentation of South African History in the Run-Up to the Boer War 3.'The Same Old Firm Dressed Up in a New Suit': Blue Scar and its Portrayal of the Nationalisation of the Coal Industry 4. Historical Situation Comedy – BBC Television Comedy 1975–87 5. Hearing History: How British Radio Reconstructs and Re-Imagines its Past: Pirate BBC Essex 6. The Media and the Monarchy Part 2: The Media, History and National Identity. Introduction 7. 'One Dead Horse, 10.30am': Irish Broadcasting 1926–66 and the Easter Rebellion 8. Projecting Stalin: The Vozhd’ in Film 9. D-Day and the British Tabloid Press 10. D-Day Remembrance 2004: The Representation of History in the German Media 11. 'Will the Real Captain Mainwaring Please Stand Up?' Dad’s Army between media and memory 12. Finding the Voice of Wales: "Welshness" and BBC Television, 1975–87