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Military comedy, censorship and World War II

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In the 1930s military comedy became a popular film genre in several Nordic countries. Themes and generic conventions usually travelled from one country to another, but as the case of Varuskunnan pikku morsian/The Little Bride of the Garrison (Levä, 1943) illustrates, wartime complicated matters.

Keywords: World War II; adaptation; censorship; cycle; genre; military comedy

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Turku

Publication date: November 19, 2012

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