Film and History Break

Join Ian Garden for a four day Film and History break entitled Spies, Lies and Entertainment -Film and Media Propaganda during World War Two"

This activity takes place at the Green Park Hotel, Pitlochry from Sunday 17th February until the morning of Thursday the 21st February 2019.

The fear of spies and fifth columnists dominated much of the thinking of the Allied and German authorities during WW2 and this was reflected in the large number of spy related films produced by both sides during the war years.

Following the success of his 2018 Film and History break, Ian has produced another enthralling film and lecture course that provides more examples of how the truth behind virtually any incident from the war could be twisted for propaganda purposes.

2019 Film and History Break Programme

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

Ian Garden


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

Ian Garden's Second Book

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' originally published in 2012 and which has been republished in paperback.

More about Ian's books