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Beyond Enemy Lines

Beyond Enemy Lines is the first study to survey in detail the cultural landscape of the British and American zones of Germany, exploring in particular the British and American writers and filmmakers who worked in Germany during the Occupation. Artists, who included W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Billy Wilder and Humphrey Jennings, were sent as part of the occupying armies to convert Germans to democracy through instilling British and American culture.