British Universities Film & Video Council

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Origins of the Cold War 1945-1950, The

Synopsis
Eight unedited British newsreel stories look at the build-up to the Cold War: Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech; the Truman Doctrine speech, the Marshall Plan, Eastern Europe situation 1945-48, formation of NATO, Berlin blockade, Acheson on atomic weapons, Korean War. In addition to the original soundtrack, there are additional audio commenteries John Young and Jerry Kuehl. Also includes the full text of the booklet by Peter G Boyle which accompanying the original video compilation.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; CD-ROM. Dual format PC Windows/Apple Macintosh.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Sale
Notes
Released for educational use by special agreement with Reuters Television.
Documentation
Accompanying booklet.
Subjects
History
Keywords
Cold War; newsreel films

Credits

Writer
Peter G Boyle

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM

Sponsor

Name

InterUniversity History Film Consortium

Web
http://www.bufvc.ac.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 393 1500
Fax
020 393 1555
Address
c/o BUFVC
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Distributor

Name

British Universities Film & Video Council

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Notes
The BUFVC’s distribution library of videos and DVDs includes Samuel Beckett’s EH JOE! starring Patrick Magee, and two series of InterUniversity History Film Consortium films which make extensive use of archive footage. NB The IUHFC films have been digitised for free, online viewing by UK HE institutions - see British Universities Film & Video Council InterUniversity History Film Consortium Films (qv).

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