Changing Attitudes Towards World War I

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Changing Attitudes towards World War I

Changing Attitudes towards World War I


For the greatest part of the existence of films on war literature has played a role comparable to martial music, stirring the emotions and heating the blood. In its defense, much of traditional war literature has praised not war, but instead the warrior, "the man" in Virgil's line. The heroic virtues of courage in the face of danger, the endurance of suffering, and the willingness to face death are always evident in war, frequently obscuring the senselessness of the war itself (Jean, 1937).


Many war films are designed to serve as propaganda, ...
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