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British Universities Newsreel Project

CD BUNSThe CD-ROM of the British Universities Newsreel Project (BUNP) database was published in March 2000, and contains details of almost 160,000 British cinema newsreel stories. Between 1910 and 1979 the newsreels, released twice a week in British cinemas, gave millions their picture of national and world events. They have now preserved an invaluable record of life and news in the twentieth century. Based on the data contained in original newsreel issue sheets, the BUNP CD-ROM contains full text and keyword search facilities, allows users to see the order in which stories were presented in each reel, and contains other details such as footage lengths, cameramen’s credits, and regional variations to content.

The CD-ROM comes with a detailed booklet giving a short history of the British cinema newsreel. For film researchers, archivists, historians and students of news media, the BUNP database CD-ROM is an indispensable tool.
Further details of the Newsreel Project

The database is freely available online on the BUFVC website. The stand-alone CD-ROM is priced at £95.00 including VAT and p&p. It does not include the digitised documents and additional data for cinemagazines added to the online database since 2000. It is available to all BUFVC subscriber researchers and Member institutions at a discounted price of £65.00 including VAT and p&p.

The Origins of the Cold War

coldwarProduced by the British Universities Film & Video Council in association with the InterUniversity History Film Consortium, this CD-ROM examines the origins of the Cold War using eight contemporary newsreel stories, from Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech in 1946 to the Korean War in 1950. With new historical commentaries and background text the CD-ROM forms a valuable and attractive teaching resource. Suitable both for PC and Apple Macintosh systems.

Price: £95.00 including VAT and p&p (without special permission it can only be sold for use in UK-based educational institutions). Payment by cheque drawn on a UK bank payable to BUFVC or Visa/Master/Delta card.
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