Britain

BBC - Britain at War: Imperial War Museum at 100 (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 26, 2017
BBC - Britain at War: Imperial War Museum at 100 (2017)

BBC - Britain at War: Imperial War Museum at 100 (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2205 Kbps | 59mn 14s | 1004 MiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

2017 marks the centenary year of the establishment of Imperial War Museums. It was founded while the First World War was still raging - and over the past century, IWM has expanded hugely, with five sites including the Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast. It shares stories of those who have lived, fought and died in conflicts involving Britain and the Commonwealth.
This programme, presented by Falkland’s veteran and charity campaigner Simon Weston CBE, looks at ten key objects from the IWM's collection.

Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 800-1066  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at March 26, 2017
Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 800-1066

Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 800-1066
by A. E. Redgate
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0582382505 | 317 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

This book will be essential reading for students of early medieval Britain and religious and social history.

BBC - Britain on Film: This Sporting Life (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 17, 2017
BBC - Britain on Film: This Sporting Life (2013)

BBC - Britain on Film: This Sporting Life (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 5043 Kbps | 29mn 42s | 1.08 GiB
Audio: English AAC 135 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Series in which high-quality 1960s colour footage from the vaults of the Rank Organisation is brought together to offer compelling insights into British life during that seminal decade. This episode salutes the Rank filmmakers' attempts to reflect our near-obsessive national preoccupation with a range of competitive sports, ranging from golf and cycling to skiing and stock car racing. Featuring vintage prose praising the idiosyncratic appeal of cricket by the incomparable commentator Richie Benaud, as well as rare colour footage of the England football team in training shortly before their greatest-ever triumph in the 1966 World Cup.
Gathering Time: Dating the Early Neolithic Enclosures of Southern Britain and Ireland

Gathering Time: Dating the Early Neolithic Enclosures of Southern Britain and Ireland by Alasdair Whittle and Frances Healy
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1842174258 | 992 pages | PDF | 137 MB

BBC - Brexit: Britain's Biggest Deal (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 10, 2017
BBC - Brexit: Britain's Biggest Deal (2017)

BBC - Brexit: Britain's Biggest Deal (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1519 Kbps | 58mn 21s | 729 MiB
Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

With the government about to fire the starting gun for negotiations on Brexit, Laura Kuenssberg explores what's likely to be the biggest challenge we have faced since World War II.

Channel 5 - Railways that Built Britain With Chris Tarrant (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Feb. 28, 2017
Channel 5 - Railways that Built Britain With Chris Tarrant (2017)

Channel 5 - Railways that Built Britain With Chris Tarrant (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2128 Kbps | 3x~43min | 2.27 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Chris Tarrant examines how trains transformed the nation and shaped modern Britain.
Channel 4 Dispatches - Undercover: Britain's Homeless Scandal (2017)

Channel 4 Dispatches - Undercover: Britain's Homeless Scandal (2017)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 5084 Kbps | 25mn 52s | 979 MiB
Audio: English AAC 123 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

With councils struggling to meet the demand for emergency housing, Dispatches goes undercover to investigate the impact on homeless women who are attempting to get off the streets
BBC - Newsnight, The Home Front: The Battle to House Britain (2017)

BBC - Newsnight, The Home Front: The Battle to House Britain (2017)
WEBRip | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2254 Kbps | 50mn 12s | 840 MiB
Audio: English AAC 93 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Emily Maitlis hosts a Newsnight special dedicated to the UK housing crisis. The government says the housing market is 'broken' as it brings forward its Housing White Paper.
Channel 4 Dispatches - Undercover: Britain's Homeless Scandal (2017)

Channel 4 Dispatches - Undercover: Britain's Homeless Scandal (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2036 Kbps | 25mn 52s | 400 MiB
Audio: English AAC 123 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

With councils across England and Wales struggling to meet the demand for emergency housing, Dispatches goes undercover to investigate the impact on homeless women attempting to get off the streets. The number of rough sleepers has risen for the sixth year in a row, of which women are a particularly exposed group.

Fighting for Britain? : Negotiating Identities in Britain During the Second World War  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Feb. 11, 2017
Fighting for Britain? : Negotiating Identities in Britain During the Second World War

Fighting for Britain? :
Negotiating Identities in Britain During the Second World War

by Wendy Ugolini and Juliette Pattinson
English | 2015 | ISBN: 3034318243 | 339 Pages | PDF | 1.79 MB

This edited collection focuses on the negotiation of national, geographic and cultural identities during the Second World War among the constituent countries of the United Kingdom.