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  1. London Host to FFI

    Date released
    20 Nov 1944
    Series name
    British Paramount News
    Issue no
    1432
    NoS ID
    039367
    Story no
    1 / 4
    Extras
    1 commentary sheet, 1 cameraman dope sheet, 1 shot list

    Two hundred young members of French Resistance Movement are guests of capital. Lord Mayor inspects them after march from Cenotaph.

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  2. No Ordinary People (1995 Video)

    Director
    David Hinton
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. 50 min., 1998 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p) (VHS)

    Celebrates the experience of the courageous French Resistance in World War 2. Acts as a reminder of how ordinary people can be transformed by the extraordinary events of war.

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  3. Last Mitterand, The (2005)

    aka: Promeneur du Champs de Mars, Le

    Subject
    French studies; History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 116 minutes), £19.99

    A dramatised film based on the writing of Francois Mitterand’s memoirs, providing a glimpse of his life, times and legacy. The old man is dying from prostate cancer and knows he doesn’t have much time to...

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  4. 50th anniversary of de Gaulle’s appeal to fight the Nazis (1990)

    Genre
    Interview; News report; Speech

    Tim Marshall reports on celebrations across France to mark the fiftieth anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle’s appeal broadcast from London (18/06/40) to French soldiers and workers to join him and...

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  5. The Paris Story - Mix To

    Date released
    30 Aug 1944
    Series name
    British Paramount News
    Issue no
    1409
    NoS ID
    039274
    Story no
    1 / 1
    Extras
    1 commentary sheet, 1 cameraman dope sheet, 1 shot list

    The attempt on de Gaulle fails. In mingled joy and horror Paris rises supreme. Two attempt on de Gaulle fail. Paris liberated from within by Resistance army, from without by US forces and French Armoured...

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  6. 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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  7. Rommel Goes West & US Troops Land in North Africa

    Date released
    16 Nov 1942
    Series name
    Pathe Gazette
    Issue no
    42/92
    NoS ID
    099721
    Story no
    3 / 4
    Extras
    1 film clip, 1 commentary sheet, 1 shot list

    The 8th Army on the road that leads to Benghazi and beyond. On their way they meet with some resistance from Rommel’s men that are left. Bombed, battered and burning equipment is evidence of the wholesale...

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Interview with Eugene Ionesco, An (1961)

    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 30 minutes), £110 [University rate]

    Eugene Ionesco (1912-1994), the Romanian-born French dramatist, speaks at length about his childhood, his studies, the type of theatre he enjoyed in his youth, his original personality, and his constant need...

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