BATTLEFILM: Motion Pictures of the Great War
edited: Monday, October 27, 2008
By Phillip W. Stewart
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Friday, September 05, 2008
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An Excellent Overview of the Motion Pictures Filmed by the U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWI published in National Archive's Prologue Magazine.
Prologue, the quarterly magazine of the National Archives and Records Administration published BATTLEFILM: Motion Pictures of the Great War a comprehensive article by film-slueth Phillip W. Stewart, in its Summer 2008 issue.
Please check it out at: http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2008/summer/battlefilm.html
Phillip W. Stewart has spent years reviewing rare historical films at the National Archives and Records Administration. He is the author of three books on historic documentary film. His first book, BATTLEFILM: U.S. Army Signal Corps Motion Pictures of the Great War (ISBN 978-0-9793243-2-1), was the 2008 winner of the Reader Views Award for the Best History Book of the Year and was selected as a Finalist Award Winner in the National “BEST BOOK 2007” Awards. this detailed book documents 957 reels of WWI action on land, in the air, and on or below the seas. His second work, WAR WINGS: Films of the First Air War (ISBN 978-0-9793243-4-5), recieved Award-Finalist honors in both the Military History AND the Film/TV/Radio categories of the National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. This book chronicles over 2,550 individual scenes of filmed WWI aviation related action. Mr. Stewart recently released his third work, PROJECTED HISTORY: A Catalog of the U.S. National Stories Released by Universal Newsreel, Volume I, 1929-1930, (ISBN 978-0-9793243-8-3) to rave reviews.