Film and History Break

Join Ian Garden for a four day Film and History break entitled “Telling Lies during War-Time”- The art of film and media propaganda . This activity takes place at the Green Park Hotel, Pitlochry from Sunday 18th February until the morning of Thursday the 22nd February 2018.

The general assumption is that the Allies: were the ‘good guys’ during WW2. and always
told the truth in their feature film and media coverage. The Germans, on the other hand were masters at propaganda and always told lies

Fresh from the launch of his second book, Ian has produced an enthralling film and lecture course. It explodes many of these myths and reveals how both sides used the press and the cinema for propaganda purposes.

Visit the Green Park Hotel website for further information and how to book.

Ian Garden

Ian Garden's Second 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. . Further Information