The Projection of Britain

British Overseas Publicity and Propaganda 1919-1939 Philip M. Taylor. Tyrrell had warned that the internal affairs of one country were no longer the sole concern of the domestic government . He wrote : ' The connection between labour ...

The Projection of Britain

This book traces the origins and early development of what are today loosely termed Britain's Overseas Information Services. It examines how, at the end of the First World War, the British government came to forfeit the considerable lead it had established in propaganda since 1914, and the reasons why it had gradually to re-enter the field during the inter-war years as a direct response to totalitarianism. It surveys the pioneering work of the Foreign Office News Department and its important press office, the commercial propaganda conducted by the Empire Marketing Board and the Travel Association, the foundation and rapid peacetime growth of the British Council to conduct 'cultural diplomacy', and the beginning of the BBC's World Service with the inauguration of foreign-language broadcasts in 1938.

The Projection of Britain

Our ambitions for The Projection of Britain were immodestly large. The idea of the book began at a screening at The Cornerhouse cinema, Manchester. Love Letters and Live Wires, the BFI's touring programme of GPO Films, had just played ...

The Projection of Britain

The General Post Office (GPO) Film Unit sat at the creative epicentre of Britain in the 1930s. It nurtured a vital crop of artistic talent, built a forum for a new kind of cinematic address and created Britain's first self-consciously national cinema. In 2011, UNESCO added its work to the UK Memory of the World Register, recognising its status as part of Britain's cultural heritage. Elements of the GPO Film Unit's story are well known: John Grierson's development of documentary cinema; the influence of Mass Observation and Surrealism on its cinematic vision; the Watt–Auden–Britten collaboration Night Mail. The Projection of Britain: A History of the GPO Film Unit brings together primary materials and critical appraisals to revisit, re-contextualise and revitalise these seminal moments in British cinema. Here, the insights of an archivist, a musicologist, a design historian, a sports historian, a geographer and a postman – among others – have been edited into a rich critical archaeology of a compelling moment in cinematic history. Interspersed with these essays are primary materials – memoirs, magazine articles, posters and government documents – that detail everything from Alberto Cavalcanti's vision for the documentary movement to a claim for the clothes Humphrey Jennings lost while shooting on location. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in the GPO Film Unit and its work, on the big screen, in DVD boxsets and on the web. The Projection of Britain ties together the Unit's diverse artistic, historical and cultural threads into an essential one-stop resource. Provocative, imaginative and ambitious, this expansive study is the definitive companion to an extraordinary episode in cinematic history.

British World Policy and the Projection of Global Power c 1830 1960

British shipbuilding effort. With regard to Balfour's projection that Germany might complete twenty-five dreadnoughts by the end of 1912, the Kaiser wrote: 'The man is a liar – or completely insane.'78 The Kaiser denied that Britain and ...

British World Policy and the Projection of Global Power  c 1830 1960

Reshapes the discourse surrounding the nature of British global power in this crucial period of transformation in international politics.

The Projection of Britain A History of the GPO Film Unit

Interspersed with these essays are primary materials – memoirs, magazine articles, posters and government documents – that detail everything from Alberto Cavalcanti's vision for the documentary movement to a claim for the clothes ...

The Projection of Britain  A History of the GPO Film Unit

This Reader provides a comprehensive resourceguide tothe films, filmmakersand social and cultural importance of the GPO Film Unit. In addition to original essays by leading film and cultural historians, the volume reprints rare archival material about the work of the Unit, as well as a GPO filmography and profiles of key figures.

British Propaganda in the Twentieth Century

Third , it is necessary to examine how what began as the projection of Britain gave way to a new phase of ' psychological rearmament ' with the growing conviction that Britain might soon find itself involved in another major war .

British Propaganda in the Twentieth Century

This book examines the evolution of British propaganda practice during the course of the twentieth century. Written by an internationally-renowned expert in the area, this book covers the period from the First World War to the present day, including discussions of recent developments in information warfare. It includes analysis of film, radio, television and the press, and places the British experience within the wider international context. Drawing together elements of the author's previously published work, the book demonstrates how Britain has established a model for democratic propaganda world-wide.This is the first volume in the new International Communications series, edited by Philip M Taylor.

To Win the Peace

The United States, however, was treated as an exception and declared off limits for the agencies whose task was “the projection of Britain.” While British officials attempted to dispel the legacy of suspicion, wary American politicians, ...

To Win the Peace

Between 1942 and 1945, the British government conducted a propaganda campaign in the United States to create popular consensus for a postwar Anglo-American partnership. Anticipating an Allied victory, British officials feared American cooperation would end with the war. Susan A. Brewer provides the first study of Britain's attempts to influence an American public skeptical of postwar international commitment, even as the United States was replacing Britain as the leading world power. Brewer discusses the concerns and strategies of the British propagandists—journalists, professors, and businessmen—who collaborated with the generally sympathetic American media. She examines the narratives they used to link American and British interests on such controversial issues as the future of the empire and economic recovery. In analyzing the barriers to Britain's success, she considers the legacy of World War I, and the difficulty of conducting propaganda in a democracy. Propaganda did not prevent the transition of global leadership from the British Empire to the United States, Brewer asserts, but it did make that transition work in Britain's interest.

A Companion to British and Irish Cinema

The quality film adventure: British critics and the cinema 1942–1948. ... In: Destination London: German‐Speaking Emigrés and British Cinema, 1925–1950 (ed. ... In: The Projection of Britain: A History of the GPO Film Unit (ed.

A Companion to British and Irish Cinema

A stimulating overview of the intellectual arguments and critical debates involved in the study of British and Irish cinemas British and Irish film studies have expanded in scope and depth in recent years, prompting a growing number of critical debates on how these cinemas are analysed, contextualized, and understood. A Companion to British and Irish Cinema addresses arguments surrounding film historiography, methods of textual analysis, critical judgments, and the social and economic contexts that are central to the study of these cinemas. Twenty-nine essays from many of the most prominent writers in the field examine how British and Irish cinema have been discussed, the concepts and methods used to interpret and understand British and Irish films, and the defining issues and debates at the heart of British and Irish cinema studies. Offering a broad scope of commentary, the Companion explores historical, cultural and aesthetic questions that encompass over a century of British and Irish film studies—from the early years of the silent era to the present-day. Divided into five sections, the Companion discusses the social and cultural forces shaping British and Irish cinema during different periods, the contexts in which films are produced, distributed and exhibited, the genres and styles that have been adopted by British and Irish films, issues of representation and identity, and debates on concepts of national cinema at a time when ideas of what constitutes both ‘British’ and ‘Irish’ cinema are under question. A Companion to British and Irish Cinema is a valuable and timely resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of film, media, and cultural studies, and for those seeking contemporary commentary on the cinemas of Britain and Ireland.

Report Of The British Association For The Advancement Of Science

On the Mercator's Projection of a Surface of Revolution . By Prof. CAYLEY , F.R.S. The theory of Mercator's projection is obviously applicable to any surface of revolution ; the meridians and parallels are represented by two systems of ...

Report     Of The British Association For The Advancement Of Science


The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Following Professor Flower's method of determining profileprojections by dimensions taken very carefully from the basion , or anterior portion of the foramen magnum , the projection of the dorsum in skulls , with perfect basions and ...

The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland


Journal of the British Astronomical Association

British Astronomical Association. appeared as one streak , and the projection would , he estimates , be on the S. border of this streak . On September 6th he also saw another minute projection on the terminator at 12h 10m to 13h .

Journal of the British Astronomical Association

List of members, 1890-1913, bound with v. 1-23.

Outskirts of Empire

Through careful investigation of the interface of these themes the book develops a deeper sense of Britain’s presence in the Near East and contiguous areas and highlights the network of Britons who were required to sustain that presence.

Outskirts of Empire

Outskirts of Empire: Studies in British Power Projection investigates the substructure of Britain’s interests in the Near East and beyond during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Essays address themes in British power projection in a geographically wide area encompassing parts of the Ottoman Empire, Morocco and Abyssinia, illuminating interlinking elements of Britain’s power and presence through commerce, religion, consular activity, expatriates, travel and exploration and technology. Through careful investigation of the interface of these themes the book develops a deeper sense of Britain’s presence in the Near East and contiguous areas and highlights the network of Britons who were required to sustain that presence.

Global warming policy in Japan and Britain

British resistance to stabilisation is understandable, given the projections of rapid increases in carbon dioxide emissions after 2000. Second, the EU commitment was conditional on other industrialised countries making similar ...

Global warming policy in Japan and Britain

This is the first book to attempt a systematic comparison of Japanese and British climate policy and politics, and is now available in paperback. Focusing on institutional contrasts between Japan and Britain in terms of corporatist or pluralist characteristics of government-industry relations and decision-making and implementation styles, the book examines how and to what extent institutions explain climate policy in Japan and Britain. In doing this, the book explores how climate policy is shaped by the interplay of nationally specific institutional factors and universal constraints on actors, which emanate from characteristics of the global warming problem itself. It also considers how corporatist institutional characteristics may make a difference in attaining sustainable development. Overall this book provides a new set of comparisons of climate policy and new frameworks of analysis, which could be built on in future research on cross-national climate policy analysis.

Orissa Or The Vicissitudes of an Indian Province Under Native and British Rule

Indeed , the Indian coast - line of the Bay of Bengal consists of nothing but a series of these blunt projections formed by the mouths of rivers , and separated by long , gently curving bays . It has been necessary to explain the growth ...

Orissa  Or  The Vicissitudes of an Indian Province Under Native and British Rule