Britain

Britain's Cold War in Cyprus and Hong Kong: A Conflict of Empires (Britain and the World) [Repost]

Britain's Cold War in Cyprus and Hong Kong: A Conflict of Empires (Britain and the World) by Christopher Sutton
English | 17 Nov. 2016 | ISBN: 3319334905 | 248 Pages | PDF | 1.4 MB

Linking two defining narratives of the twentieth century, Sutton’s comparative study of Hong Kong and Cyprus – where two of the empire’s most effective communist parties operated – examines

‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at June 22, 2017
‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain

‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain by Julie V. Gottlieb
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0230304303 | 340 Pages | PDF | 13.1 MB

British women were deeply invested in foreign policy between the wars.

BBC Panorama - London Tower Fire: Britain's Shame (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 21, 2017
BBC Panorama - London Tower Fire: Britain's Shame (2017)

BBC Panorama - London Tower Fire: Britain's Shame (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2624 Kbps | 29min 1s | 571 MiB
Audio: English AAC 124 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The fire that is believed to have started on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower engulfed almost the entire 24-storey building at shocking speed. Firefighters battling the inferno say they have never seen anything like it before. Why were the fears of residents about fire safety apparently ignored and why did the flames rip so quickly through their council tower block? Richard Bilton investigates what happened that terrible night, as well as the grief and anger surrounding one of Britain's worst fire disasters in living memory, which occurred in one of its richest boroughs.

The Law of Nations and Britain’s Quest for Naval Security  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at June 3, 2017
The Law of Nations and Britain’s Quest for Naval Security

The Law of Nations and Britain’s Quest for Naval Security: International Law and Arms Control, 1898–1914 by Scott Andrew Keefer
English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319396447 | 326 Pages | PDF | 5.9 MB

As the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles approaches, this book presents the pre-1914 precursors to the interwar naval arms treaties arising from the peace of 1919, providing a fresh perspective on arms control efforts through an interdisciplinary approach.
BBC - The Man who Brought the Blues to Britain: Big Bill Broonzy (2013)

BBC - The Man who Brought the Blues to Britain: Big Bill Broonzy (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2159 Kbps | 59min 13s | 969 MiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Big Bill Broonzy would inspire a generation of musicians, yet he was not the man they believed him to be. This first, very intimate, biography of the pioneering bluesman uncovers the mystery of who Broonzy really was and follows his remarkable and colourful journey from the racist Deep South to the clubs of Chicago and all across the world. With contributions from: Pete Seeger, Ray Davies, Keith Richards, Martin Carthy, John Renbourn and members of the Broonzy family. Broonzy's own words are read by Clarke Peters.

The Regional Politics of Welfare in Italy, Spain and Great Britain  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at June 2, 2017
The Regional Politics of Welfare in Italy, Spain and Great Britain

The Regional Politics of Welfare in Italy, Spain and Great Britain by Davide Vampa
English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319390066 | 259 Pages | PDF | 6.8 MB

This book is a study of the increasing territorial variations in the development of sub-national welfare systems that have occurred as an effect of the decentralization of health care and social assistance policies in Italy, Spain and Great Britain.

Channel 4 - Grayson Perry: Divided Britain (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 1, 2017
Channel 4 - Grayson Perry: Divided Britain (2017)

Channel 4 - Grayson Perry: Divided Britain (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2121 Kbps | 47min 9s | 759 MiB
Audio: English AAC 127 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

At the start of this year, Grayson Perry set out to make art about what he calls 'the most divisive issue of my lifetime': Brexit. He wanted to seek suggestions, dig into the data and visit the two sides' heartlands. But in the middle of his investigations, Theresa May called a snap election. So in this one-off special, Grayson tries to get at what lies beneath both momentous choices, uncovering the emotions, beliefs and desires that drive our loyalty to one political tribe or another, and to capture what he's found in a monumental new work. Grayson spends time in Boston in Lincolnshire, the most Leave-voting place in Britain, and also in Hackney in London, where 78% voted to Remain, trying to understand both sides.
Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920: Perspectives on Participation and Identity

Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920: Perspectives on Participation and Identity by Luke J. Harris
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1137498617, 1349555029 | 289 pages | PDF | 1,3 MB
Blind Workers against Charity: The National League of the Blind of Great Britain and Ireland, 1893-1970

Blind Workers against Charity: The National League of the Blind of Great Britain and Ireland, 1893-1970 by M. Reiss
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1137364467, 1349473308 | 259 pages | PDF | 1 MB

BBC - Britain's Nuclear Bomb: The Inside Story (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at May 4, 2017
BBC - Britain's Nuclear Bomb: The Inside Story (2017)

BBC - Britain's Nuclear Bomb: The Inside Story (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2382 Kbps | 58min 57s | 1.08 GiB
Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Documentary looking at how, in 1957, Britain exploded its first megaton hydrogen bomb - codenamed Operation Grapple X - the culmination of an extraordinary scientific project.