Reading for Victory: Publishing and Reading during WW2 – FREE PUBLIC TALK

Saturday 16 June 2018

17.00 – 18.00

Greenwich Research Scene: Discovering New Research by University Scholars


Reading for Victory: Publishing and Reading during WW2

During the Second World War huge efforts were made to ensure that every factory worker, evacuated child and the troops had access to books no matter how remotely they were stationed.  Despite paper shortages the number of publishers actually grew and there was an insatiable appetite for more reading matter.  This illustrated talk with Ministry of Information films looks at what people were reading, censorship and the protection of the precious book collections at the British Museum.


Come along to experience a fascinating insight into historical reading habits through illustrations and film as Victoria Carolan shares her recent research.


Dr Victoria Carolan is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich and specialises in cultural, maritime and film history. She publishes her work and presents at international conferences.


Age: 14+


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