Page 487. " the film, a patriotic naval adventure, full of improbably stoical sailors "


In Which We Serve (original poster)
Public DomainIn Which We Serve (original poster) - Credit: Screen Online

During the war, the British government helped fund films that would promote the war effort.  They were organised by the Ministry of Information, which had responsibilty for wartime propaganda.            


Page 491. " Charlotte recognised the handwriting before she opened the letter and saw the signature: ‘Octave’ "

There is something compelling about letters written during a war, and to end here are two links to remind us how echoes of the first war impacted upon the second:

Letters - World War I (1914-18)

Letters - World WarII (1939-45)