The Arts as a Weapon of War: Britain and the Shaping of National Morale in the Second World War

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In 1834, Lord Melbourne spoke the words that epitomized the British government's attitude towards its own involvement in the arts: ""God help the minister that meddles with Art."" One hundred years later, however, with the onset of World War II, that attitude changed dramatically when ""cultural policy"" became a key element of the domestic front . This book traces the evolution of this policy from the creation of the Committee for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts, in 1939, to the drafting of the Arts Council's ...

The Arts as a Weapon of War: Britain and the Shaping of National Morale in the Second World War 2006, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781845110369

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