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Војна историја и кабловска телевизија
Military History and Cable Television

Author(s): Danilo Šarenac
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Центар за хуманистичке науке »Синтезис«
Keywords: military history; documentary fi lm; cable networks; world wars; Alain Fournier

Summary/Abstract: This article has analyzed the documentary program dedicated to the military history released during the last decade, with the purpose to determine the methodological approaches which guided the selection of topics and the fashion in which they were researched. The special attention is given to potential benefits for the military historiography, the ones gained from methods practiced by the television networks. Such possible aspects of contribution can be found in the use of computer animation and experimental methods. The existence of television serials such as Battlefi eld Detectives and World War in Color illustrates these possibilities. The television documentary Declassified in the similar way underlines the research value of the Freedom of Information Act. The documentary the Last Voices of the Great War brings the potential change of the way how our generation sees the Great War. Regardless of many flaws, including omissions, selectivity and Euro centricity, several mentioned TV series prove that this genre can be very valuable for educating the auditorium and critical reevaluation of the “famous” past events.

  • Issue Year: II/2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 1-11
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Serbian