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  1. Hitchcock at War (1944 Video)

    Director
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Subject
    History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. b&w. 25, 31 min., 1995 sale: £12.99 (inclusive)

    Two propaganda films made by Alfred Hitchcock for the Ministry of Information at the Welwyn Studios with French cast and crew. The films were made quickly (both were shot between 20 January and 25 February...

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  2. Sorrow and the Pity, The (2017)

    Subject
    French studies; History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 260 minutes), £15.99

    Documentary whcih covers the period between 1940 and 1944 during which France’s Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Includes archive footage, interviews from 1969 with a German officer and...

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  3. Silence de la Mer, La (1949)

    Director
    Jean-Pierre Melville
    Subject
    Film studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 84 minutes), £19.99

    The debut film of Jean-Pierre Melville, Le SILENCE DE LA MER is a landmark in French films about World War II, made shortly after Melville himself was demobilised from the Resistance and based on the novella...

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  4. Prelude to Premiere

    Date released
    11 Oct 1962
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    1740A
    NoS ID
    024829
    Story no
    2 / 5

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Prelude to Premiere. DESCRIPTION: Seen arriving at London Airport, heroine of the French resistance, Madame Gille, better known as Janine Boitard. And there to meet her, Maurice Belfer,...

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  5. Plenty (1985 Video)

    Director
    Fred Schepisi
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 119 min.

    Feature film adapted by David Hare from his stage play in which a courageous and impulsive young Englishwoman returns home after fighting in the French Resistance to encounter the apathy of post-war England.

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  6. Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Lionel Gamlin: France - The Days of Fulfillment

    Date released
    28 Aug 1944
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    795
    NoS ID
    013202
    Story no
    2 / 2

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: France - Days of Fulfillment. DESCRIPTION: The Maquis, the French Resistance, have been playing a full part in the liberation of France. In Chartres they were in action alongside the...

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  7. Secrets of War (2011)

    Director
    Alan Beattie; Charles Proser
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 1300 minutes), £18.00

    This award-winning series explores lesser-known aspects of the twentieth century’s major conflicts, offering insights into the hidden world of covert operations. Based on information that had been only...

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  8. Their Majesties Meet the Two Odettes

    Date released
    12 Jun 1950
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    1097
    NoS ID
    016464
    Story no
    2 / 4

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Odette Churchill Premier. DESCRIPTION: Big crowds outside the Plaza Cinema in London saw the two Odettes - Anna Neagle, who plays the part, and Mrs Odette Churchill, the real-life...

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  9. Samuel Beckett: As the Story was Told (1996)

    Director
    Seán Ó Mórdha
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 110 minutes), £195.00

    Biography of dramatist Samuel Beckett. Part 1 covers his formative years, his ill-fated love affair with his first cousin, the death of his father, his service with the French Resistance. Beckett had settled...

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  10. Frank Capra’s Why we Fight (1942)

    Director
    Frank Capra
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 403 minutes), £24.99

    Forceful propaganda on the aims of democracy contrasted with fascism. Liberties are taken with the material but a good example of the best resources of Hollywood directed towards propaganda and patriotic...

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