Ireland in the Newsreels


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Before the advent of television in the 1950s, the newsreels were the only visual news medium available to all sections of the Irish public. They are important records of what audiences were shown about twentieth-century historical events, figures and politics. Constantly seeking to avoid censorship and controversy, the newsreels sought to perpetuate social norms and satisfy public taste. This is the story of how the newsreels depicted the Irish as violent, insular and backward, as well as enterprising, plucky and an asset ...

Ireland in the Newsreels 2012, Irish Academic Press Ltd, County Dublin

ISBN-13: 9780716531135


Ireland in the Newsreels 2012, Irish Academic Press, County Dublin

ISBN-13: 9780716531142

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