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The representation of the Second World War in Polish cinema 1945-1970: directors, the state and the construction of memory

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This thesis provides an in-depth analysis of war films made in Poland between 1945 and 1970. The Second World War was an important topic for both filmmakers, and the government, and thus this genre provides a fascinating insight into the complex relationship between directors and the Communist Party during this period of rebuilding and political change. The government recognised the potential cinema held in creating and disseminating a socialist agenda, and creating a new national narr...

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History Faculty
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2021-10-05

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