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  1. To Secret Rosies (2011)

    aka: Rosies: The Female Computers of Wwii

    Director
    LeAnn Erickson
    Subject
    History; Mathematics
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 60 minutes), $24.00

    In 1942 soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a secret military program was launched to recruit female mathematicians who would become human ‘computers’ for the US military. Top Secret...

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  2. War of the World (2010)

    Subject
    History

    A 6-part series of 60-minute programmes in which Professor Niall Ferguson presents a major history of the 20th century. He argues that the underpinning forces behind the conflicts of the last century were...

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  3. They Filmed the War in Colour (2010)

    Subject
    Film studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £16.99

    This DVD features two feature-length documentary films, using only rare colour footage shot during the Second World War which offers a new and vivid perspective on the conflict. Using footage from public...

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  4. Aldous Huxley: The Spoken Word (2010)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 74 minutes), £9.95

    This CD contains recordings from the BBC archives spanning nearly thirty years. On it, Aldous Huxley discusses a range of topics, including the causes of war and the effects of drug-taking on the writing...

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  5. Blitz Street (2010)

    Subject
    Archaeology; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £15.99

    To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Blitz, this remarkable four-part series reveals what it was like to live through the devastation and psychological torment of wartime Britain. A specially built row...

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  6. World at War: The Ultimate Restored Edition (2010)

    Director
    Ted Childs; Martin Smith
    Producer
    Peter Batty; Ted Childs; Martin Smith
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 1949 minutes), £79.99

    Narrated by Laurence Olivier and first broadcast in 1973, this 10 disc edition contains all 26 episodes of the original series. Please note that this version is presented in an aspect ratio of 16:9, which...

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  7. Curse of the Swastika (2010)

    Director
    Fred Watts
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 45 minutes), £14.99

    This British Pathe documentary from 1940, illustrates the insidious rise of the Nazi Party from its post World War One origins through Adolf Hitler’s assumption of the leadership of the party and eventual...

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  8. Canadian Army Newsreels (2010)

    Subject
    Film studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 1200 minutes), $30.00

    Featuring twenty hours of footage, this 6 DVD set contains 106 newsreels filmed and produced by the Canadian Army Film Unit during the Second World War. The front-line cameramen were soldiers first and took...

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  9. Nuremberg Trials, The (2009)

    aka: Hitler’s Executioners

    Producer
    Felix von Podmaniczky
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 78 minutes), £3.99

    Account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich culminating in the Nuremberg trials of 1945, which provided a final opportunity for the German leaders to defend the beliefs which had led to what the Allied...

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  10. Britain at War (2009)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 840 minutes), £26.99

    This collection of ten documentaries features testimonies of remaining veterans from the army, navy and airforce and civilian organisations who lived through WW2. The programmes contain rare archive film and...

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