James Chapman is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Leicester. His previous books include The British at War: Cinema, State and Propaganda, 1939-1945 (1998), Licence To Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films (1999) and Cinemas of the World: Film and Society from 1895 to the Present (Reaktion Books, 2003).
Given its size, its breadth of coverage in terms of both films and wars is truly impressive. This is a testament to James Chapman's expansive knowledge of the subject and astute abililty to select just the right examples to make his points ... essential reading for anyone interested in the subject, from the general reader to the specialist. Film and History a well-researched and lively discussion ... Times Literary Supplement