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  1. H-Bomb US to Go Ahead

    Date released
    6 Feb 1950
    Series name
    British Paramount News
    Issue no
    1976
    NoS ID
    042181
    Story no
    2 / 6

    Senator McMahon supports President Truman’s decision to manufacture hydrogen bomb, at same time advocating extension of Marshall Aid to Russia as peace move.

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  2. Foundations of Wealth, The: DVD 1 (2004)

    Subject
    Economics
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 51 minutes), £64

    'The Foundations of Wealth’ combines documentary film material and animation to present an introduction to economic principles. The series is structured around the activities of two people, cartoon...

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  3. Struggle for Oil

    Date released
    Feb 1949
    Series name
    This Modern Age
    Issue no
    25
    NoS ID
    347218
    Story no
    1 / 1

    NoS synopsis: A history of oil and its use in the modern world. Focus on the Middle East and the development of countries made rich by the oil trade.

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  4. Wealth Under The Sea

    Date released
    1965
    Series name
    Look At Life
    Issue no
    297
    NoS ID
    350463
    Story no
    1 / 1

    BFI synopsis: The prospect of a rich source of gas and oil has brought oilmen from all over the world to the North Sea. The discovery of natural gas under Holland and the North Sea, possibly extending to...

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  5. Utopia Limited. Tape 1 (1983 Video)

    Director
    Richard Keefe; Nigel Maslin
    Subject
    Development studies
    Distribution
    Hire Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 150 min.

    Examines a world system rooted in the unequal distribution of wealth and power and shows how the issues affect people in the UK. 1: Shows work being done in Britain to increase awareness of how the wider...

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  6. Power of Community, The: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006)

    Director
    Faith Morgan
    Subject
    Agriculture; Economics; Environmental science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1, 53 minutes), $20.00

    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half - and food by 80 percent - people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships...

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  7. Dan Smith

    Date released
    1969
    Series name
    The Pacemakers
    Issue no
    5
    NoS ID
    327141
    Story no
    1 / 1

    COI synopsis: Dan Smith is the son of a miner from England’s North-East industrial belt. The chaos of industrial reorganisation, decline and depression which he saw there in the thirties lit a fire in his...

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  8. The Future of Scotland

    Date released
    Apr 1948
    Series name
    This Modern Age
    Issue no
    18
    NoS ID
    347025
    Story no
    1 / 1

    BFI synopsis: Long shot of spires, highlands, monuments, Holyrood Palace, plaque on the tomb of David Rizzio, lochs, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The industries of Scotland are shown - liners in the Clyde, cranes...

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