Somewhere in Sweden: Quality Fiction and Popularized History in the World War II Television Series

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Abstract

This chapter deals with the Swedish tv-series Somewhere in Sweden, broadcast on public television (SVT) in 1973 and 1974 and seen by more than 60 percent of the Swedish population. It has since its initial screening, been broadcast on several occasions, always reaching large audiences. Here, an analysis is presented in which it is emphasised that the series expressed a common view of the World War 2-experience among the Swedish people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic War Stories
Subtitle of host publicationWorld War II as Fiction, Film, and History
EditorsMarianne T. Stecher
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBerghahn Books
Chapter14
Pages639-675
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9781789209617
ISBN (Print)9781789209624
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar 1

Publication series

NameWorlds of memory
Volume7

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Studies on Film

Keywords

  • Second World War
  • Sweden
  • tv-series
  • Somewhere in Sweden
  • neutrality

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