Ian Garden is author of  two books on propaganda during the Second world War. This web-site has been created largely in response to feed-back from those who have either read his books and articles or who are interested in the various talks which he gives around the country or in the film courses which he runs each spring. Further information about all these subjects and Ian's  background can be found clicking the appropriate tab above. If you would like to contact Ian then please use the contact form.  
Ian Garden

Ian Garden's New Book is Launched

Ian's second Book,  "Battling with the Truth" was published  in July 2016.  The book launch took place  in Blackwell's Book Shop in Edinburgh.  Ian also gave a talk about  "Battling with the Truth" to a packed audience at the  2016 Edinburgh Book Festival.  the session was hosted by Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland's Political Editor.

The book  is a follow up to 'The Third Reich's Celluloid War' which has been republished in paperback.. 

More about Ian's books


Ian regularly gives talks and lectures on various aspects of war film propaganda both at book festivals and to a wide range of institutions and organisations in the UK and overseas. More..

Film Classes

Each year, Ian runs a six week film course at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh on a variety of topics related to War Film Propaganda. The next course will start in April 2017. Further Information