Jack Martin’s Diary

Extract ‘Presently the tanks came along. They had to drop down the bank about six or eight feet, wallow through the mud and climb the opposite bank. One came over the top of the Signal Office and again we feared for the safety of those inside but there was no need to worry. Another gotContinue reading “Jack Martin’s Diary”

How do British films made during the Second World War reflect contemporary attitudes to gender?

Introduction The term ‘gender’ is a social, cultural, and psychological construct which attributes specific traits and behaviours as being either male or female.[1] The films produced during the Second World War (1939-1945), in what Aldgate and Richards label the ‘Golden Age’ of film tend to focus on the home front, as opposed to the frontline,Continue reading “How do British films made during the Second World War reflect contemporary attitudes to gender?”