The general assumption is that the Allies were the ‘good guys’ during WW2 and always
told the truth in their feature film and media coverage while the Germans were masters at
propaganda and always told lies. Fresh from the launch of his latest book, Ian Garden has
produced an enthralling film and lecture course which explodes many of these myths and
reveals how both sides used the press and the cinema for propaganda purposes.
On the Allied side, the course will include a fascinating presentation on the hidden
secrets behind the film ‘Casablanca’ and feature full screenings of the classic films ‘Mrs
Miniver’ and ‘Went the Day Well?’. Equally interesting is a talk on the nature of Nazi
film propaganda and the screening of a typical anti-British film called ‘My Life for
Ireland’. Finally, the course examines how key information was hidden from the public
about such major events as The Dambusters’ Raid and the Battle for Stalingrad, and there
is also an opportunity to see newsreel coverage by both sides of a significant event from the war
- allowing you to judge for yourself which side was being more truthful.
There is no supplementary charge for single accommodation on any of our activity breaks, and as normal, we can arrange free transport (on arrival and departure) between the hotel and the bus and railway stations.
Details about all of our activity breaks are readily available - either download a copy from this section, ask for them during you stay, or just telephone the hotel and ask us to forward a programme for whatever activity you are interested in.