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Promises and Betrayals: Britain and the Struggle for the Holy Land

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This lucid film recounts the complicated history that led to the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. In the words of the former British Ambassador to Egypt, it is a story of intrigue among rival empires and of misguided strategies. It is often claimed that the crisis originated with Jewish emigration to Palestine and the foundation of the State of Israel. Yet the roots of the conflict are to be found earlier. In 1915, when the Allies were besieged on the Western front, the British wanted to create a second front against Germany, Italy and the Ottoman Empire. Turkish nationalism had spread to the rest of the Ottoman Empire and the British exploited this feeling. They promised Arab groups their own independent states, including Palestine. Secretly, the Allies planned [...]
Online
2002
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Sir Roger Makins

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"Participants: Sir Roger Makins, British Ambassador to the United States, interviewed by Larry Lesueur and Charles Collingwood. Topics: Britain and East-West trade, recognition of the People's Republic of China and its admission to the United Nations, European Defense Community, and Anglo-American relations."--Longines Chronoscope Interviews, March 24, 1954 (200LW598).
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1954
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Interview With Herbert Bluechel, 1981 [electronic resource]

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Herbert Bluechel served in Vietnam in the mid-1940s. He recalls British General Gracey's entry into Saigon and describes a meeting between French General Philippe Leclerc and O.S.S. officer Peter Dewey; Dewey would be the first American casualty in Vietnam, prior to the official start of the war. He recounts the events surrounding Dewey's death in detail. Finally, he discusses the mood of the country and Vietnamese attitudes towards the French, the British, and the Americans.
Online
1983
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Kenneth Younger

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Mr. Younger was a member of Parliment and the former Minister of State for Great Britain in 1953. Topic: the domestic and foreign policies of Great Britain.
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1953
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Soldier in Britain

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1954
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The Special Relationship

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A powerful new look at the human side of iconic world leaders. In 1993, Tony Blair was a rising young star in British politics. Three years later he ran for Prime Minister, and began a 'special relationship' with U.S. President Bill Clinton that endured through triumph, conflict, and personal scandal. The behind-the-scenes story of two world leaders who forged a loyal, if tempestuous, friendship out of the crucible of political necessity.
DVD
2010
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