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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).
Online
1954
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William Beveridge

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"Participants: William Henry, Lord Beveridge, British economist and author of the "Beveridge Plan," interviewed by Larry Lesueur and John B. Oakes. Topics: The "Beveridge Plan" for social insurance from cradle to grave, and comparison of social programs in Britain and America."--Longines Chronoscope Interviews, May 28, 1954 (200LW479).
Online
1954
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Battle of Britain

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Online
1996; 1963
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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.
Online
1953
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Sir Oliver Franks

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Online
1952
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Soldier in Britain

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Online
1954
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The Marshall Plan at Work in Great Britain

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On Marshall Plan aid to Great Britain. Shows London street scenes and a panorama of the English countryside. Flashbacks show German night incendiary raids on London during World War II. Scenes of workers constructing houses, housewives waiting in line at a grocery for rationed food, activities in shipyards and textile mills, barrels of whiskey being readied for export, U.S. tourists in British clothing stores, the manufacture of tires in a factory, grain flowing down a chute from ship to shore, and Britishers at work and at play indicate the progress of British reconstruction and economic development with U.S. aid.
Online
1951
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Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop

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Putting the brief but indelible British pop phenomenon of the 1990s into a fascinating social and political context, filmmaker John Dower draws on extensive interviews with musicians, critics, and sundry observers.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Amazing Journey Disc One: The Story of the Who

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See and hear the amazing story of The Who in their own words. Follow one of the most innovative and explosive bands in music history through their forty-year journey as they rise to fame and become global music icons. Featuring : Exclusive and never-before-seen footage of the band. Insightful interviews with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon. Conversations with rock contemporaries and close friends and family of the band. A 12-page booklet is included.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Amazing Journey Disc Two: Six Quick Ones

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This in-depth film, in six parts, explores the musical brilliance of each musician through rare historic footage and exclusive interviews with the band and other rock legends. Plus discovery the band's impact on the Pop Art movement, and experience a recent unique behind-the-scenes look at The Who in the recording studio! A 12-page booklet is included.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Churchill: Soldier, Adventurer, Politician, Author, Legend

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A comprehensive look at the Churchill legend, revealing the complexity of the real man who was a soldier, adventurer, politician, author and arguably the greatest Englishman of the 20th century. Features never-before-seen family photographs and new film material.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports

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"Filmmaker Melissa Hacker's mother, Ruth Morley (Academy Award nominated costume designer for The Miracle Worker), was one of the over 10,000 children who were saved in the Kindertransport movement during the Holocaust. On the eve of World War II, as millions of Jews were seeking refuge from Nazi persecution, country after country turned its back--all except for Great Britain who opened its doors to an unspecified number of Jewish children in danger. As the children boarded trains taking them to a safe haven in London, their parents were left to embark on a different journey--one taking them to the concentration camps. Most of these children never saw their parents again."--Container.
DVD
2003; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Wildest Dream

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George Mallory was obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest. He was last seen 800 feet below the summit in 1924, before the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend. His death stunned the world. Seventy years later, climber Conrad Anker's life became intertwined with Mallory's, finding his frozen body with all his belongings intact. The only thing missing was a photograph of his wife, Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shakespeare Conspiracy [electronic resource]

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Who was Shakespeare? Was it really Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford? This video examines the background for this theory.
Online
1999
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Divorce Sharia Style [electronic resource]

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From a terraced house in East London the Sharia Council presides over hundreds of cases every year, mainly marital disputes. The Sharia Council is a parallel legal system that remains unknown to many people, although it has existed for years. This documentary takes us inside the workings of Sharia law in a Western society, especially as it affects women seeking divorce. What can the Muslim legal system offer couples in conflict? Presiding over the court are two Sheikhs who are both respected members of the Muslim community with an intimate knowledge of Islamic law. Their rulings are not recognized by British law but for the Muslim community their judgments carry the word of God. In one case, we meet Imran who approaches the Sharia court for a ruling or "fatwa" that he believes can sa [...]
Online
2008
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Jackie's Back

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In the tradition of Spinal tap and Fear of a black hat, Jackie Washington becomes the subject of a skeptical British documentarian who is given the arduous task of examining the all-too-numerous twists and turns of Jackie's erratic show biz career.
DVD
2002; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story

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An intimate look inside the life of one of comedy's funniest men. Includes rare footage of Eddie as a child to his performance at Wembley Arena. Includes behind-the-scenes interviews.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Darcey Bussel [electronic resource]

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Darcey Bussell is feted for her breath-taking arabesques, her bold, physical attack - and for her fashion model looks. In this programme she lifts the curtain on life as a modern prima ballerina, telling the story of her rise to fame and revealing the physical and psychological demands of her profession. Her unique qualities are demonstrated as she is seen dancing in a variety of extracts, and her electric partnership with Igor Zelensky is brought into focus.
Online
2013; 1998
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Markova, la Legende [electronic resource]

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A documentary about Alicia Markova by Dominique Delouche.
Online
2013; 2002