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  1. Teaching Modern Foreign Languages (1993 Video)

    Subject
    Education; Languages
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 60 min., 1997 sale: £29.75 (+VAT +p&p)

    Two programmes looking at schools in different situations to illustrate the varied work and concerns of teachers together with the achievements and perceptions of the learners. A parallel video progect...

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  2. Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 1973: The Language of Animals (1973)

    Subject
    Biology

    David Attenborough’s lectures explore the complex world of animal communication. The series was filmed live at the Royal Institution between Friday 23 December 1973 and Friday 4 January 1974. Attenborough...

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  3. Afghanistan: The Great Game (2013)

    Subject
    History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 120 minutes), £12.99

    Rory Stewart tells the story of foreign intervention in Afghanistan from the 19th century to the present day. In part 1, Stewart looks at how control of Afghanistan was seen by Victorian Britain as key to...

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  4. Legion of the Damned (2000 Video)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 53 min., 2000 sale: £13.99 (inclusive)

    Looks at the history and traditions of the French Foreign Legion, which today is used as a rapid response force in war zones around the world. Uses footage from the legion’s archives, and follows an intake...

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  5. American Political Process, The (1987 Video)

    Producer
    Hugh Phillips
    Subject
    History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1994 sale: £175.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Deals with public policy making in the United States. Focuses on the sale of AWACS, an airborne radar system, to Saudi Arabia in 1981. The issue is an example of the way congressional activism and ethnic...

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  6. Beau Travail (2000)

    Director
    Claire Denis
    Subject
    Film studies; French studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 90 minutes), £20.00

    Inspired by Herman Melville’s ‘Billy Budd’, filmmaker Claire Denis’ film explores the near-mythical world of the French Foreign Legion. A sergeant-major whose position and power are threatened when...

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  7. Sale of Awacs to Saudi Arabia, The (1987 Video)

    Producer
    Hugh Phillips
    Subject
    Politics & government
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min., 1994 sale: £175.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Follows the analysis of the abortion issue by exploring a foreign policy dimension of the public policy process. Focusses on the sale of AWACS, an airborne radar system, to Saudi Arabia in 1981. The issue is...

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  8. History of the English Language (1943)

    Director
    Mary Field
    Subject
    English language and literature; Linguistics

    History of the English Language acts as an excellent layman’s introduction to the origins of one of the most common languages on the planet, demonstrating how dialect changes over time, and presenting...

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  9. Heimat: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings - Set 3 (2004)

    Subject
    German studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 750 minutes), £59.99

    The third part of Edgar Reitz’s Heimat trilogy and the chronicle of a decisive decade in Germany’s history, taking the story from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the eve of the new millennium.

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  10. Nampo No Tomo e (1943 Film)

    aka: To South-East Asian Friends

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows foreign students from India, Burma, Indonesia and the Philippines (a solitary German and a Frenchman are also conspicuous) studying and relaxing at a hostel of the International Student Fellowship at...

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