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UNDER FIRE
Foreword by Sir Graham Meldrum, CBE, Chief Inspector of Fire Service.
The highly acclaimed account of Britain's Fire Service during WW2 including the amazing story of the Corps of Canadian firefighters that served in the UK between 1942 and 1945, the Fireboat Service and the Overseas Contingent, one unit of which went through Europe and reached Berlin. Stunning images from front to back.

ISBN 978-0-7509-4132-7

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THE NEW FOREST AT WAR
Anniversary Edition Foreword by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu
The best selling and acclaimed book, now in its 7th successful year, about how the Forest contributed to the build up to and launch of D-Day. The Forest was pivotal to the success of this massive operation. Great stories, great images and great anecdotes. This book will be of interest to everyone who wants to know more about the D-Day campaign.

ISBN 0-7509-2991-X

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VOLUME THREE - IF WAR SHOULD COME
This volume covers the period 1939-1941 and sees the Unit at its most technically sophisticated, with directors such as Jennings, Watt and Cavalcanti spearheading the use of documentary film in support of the war effort. Featuring the poetic masterpiece Spare Time and the rousing classics London Can take It! and Christmas Under Fire, the 18 films in this collection provide a fascinating and poignant insight into a nation on the cusp of war and its transition to the brutal realities of life in the Blitz.

UK /1939 -1941 /black and white /English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles /260 minutes (+ 19 minutes extra material) /DVD-9 /Original aspect ratio 1.33:1
/ Exempt from classification /DVD

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VOLUME ONE - ADDRESSING THE NATION
This, the first of three volumes, provides a fascinating exploration of the unit's early experimentation with sound and features the award winning Song of Ceylon and other neglected works many of which are available for the first time since their original release. A total of 15 films over a two disc set with 14 minutes of extra material.

UK /1933 -1935 /black and white, and colour /English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles /140 minutes (+ 14 minutes extra material)
/DVD-9 /Original aspect ratio 1.33:1
/Exempt from classification /DVD

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VOLUME TWO - WE LIVE IN TWO WORLDS
This, the second of three volumes, covers the period 1936-1938 and represents the GPO Film Unit as its creative height - including much-loved classics such as Night Mail, the experimental animations of Len Lye and Norman Mclaren, and Harry Watts' first forays into drama-documentary with The Saving of Bill Blewitt and North Sea as well as other neglected works. This two disc set features 22 films.

UK /1936 -1938 /black and white, and colour /English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles /257 minutes /DVD-9 /Ratio 1.33:1
Exempt from classification/DVD

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LAND OF PROMISE
THE BRITISH DOCUMENTARY MOVEMENT 1930-1950 Featuring 40 films over four DVDs, this extensive collection is a major retrospective of the British documentary film movement during its period of greatest influence. These films - many of which are available here for the first time since their original release -capture the spirit and strength, concerns and resolve of Britain and its people before, during and after Second World War. Bearing witness to the social and industrial transformations of a rapidly changing world, these fascinating historical documents are all striking for their different approaches to the form. Using poetry, dramatic reconstruction, modernist techniques and explicit propaganda, the filmmakers found fresh, new ways to get their message across. Bringing together celebrated and lesser-known works from such luminaries as Paul Rotha, Humphrey Jennings, Ruby Grierson, Basil Wright and Paul Dickson, this landmark release is accompanied by a 92-page book of essays by leading film historians and experts. Special features; John Grierson at the NFT (1959, 13 minutes): the father of documentary addressing a packed audience at the National Film Theatre: Close Up: Recollections of British documentary (2007, 40 minutes): featuring interviews with some of the key figures from the British Documentary movement: 92-page book with essays, biographies and notes by leading researchers and scholars in the field of documentary film; Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)

UK /1931-1950 /black and white, and colour /English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles /720 minutes / 4 x DVD9 /Ratio 1.33:1
Exempt from classification/4-disc set /DVD

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NIGHTMAIL
One of the most critically acclaimed and best-loved films produced within the British documentary movement, Night Mail tells of the fascinating story of the Travelling Post Office from Euston to Glasgow and the men who worked on it. The memorable final section of the film, featuring Benjamin Britten's innovative score and verse by W H Auden timed to the rhythms of the train, is justly famous, and perhaps the most lyrical sequence in the history of documentary film. With special features including Night Mail 2 (UK, 1986), The Way to the Sea (UK, 1936) (features verse by Auden and music by Britten); Spotlight on the Night Mail (UK, 1948); Thirty Millions Letters (UK, 1963) and a fully illustrated booklet with essays by author Blake Morrison, film composer Miguel Mera and more.

UK /1936 /black and white /English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles /23 minutes (+ 93 minutes extra) /Original aspect ratio 1.33:1
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COI COLLECTION VOLUME THREE - THEY STAND READY
The third volume looks at Britain's Armed Forces. To help paint a positive picture of life in the Services, the COI produced morale-boosting documentaries, propaganda items and numerous recruitment films, which placed emphasis on escaping the humdrum of daily life. Join the Services, we are told, and a world of opportunity awaits you. Highlights include: Victory Parade (1946), They Stand Ready (1955), Suez in Perspective (1957), Routine Adventure (1965), When You Wake Up (1974), HMS Sheffield (1975), and Tornado (1985).

UK /1946-1985 /black and white, and colour /English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles /264 minutes /DVD-9 x 2 /Original aspect ratio 1.33:1
/Exempt from classification /DVD

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COI COLLECTION VOLUME ONE - POLICE AND THIEVES
This first volume explores the subjects of policing, crime, delinquency, and the justice system. A variety if styles and genres - story documentation, public information shorts and cinemagazines - were employed to deliver crime prevention messages and bolster recruitment.

UK /1944 -1977 /black and white, and colour /English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles /291 minutes /DVD-9 x 2 /Original aspect ratio 1.33:1
/Exempt from classification /DVD

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BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS DVD COLLECTION
Volume One - On and Off the Rails

  • Disc One - On the Rails
  • Blue Pullman (1960)
  • Elizabethan Express (1954)
  • Train Time (1952)
  • Rail 150 (1975)
  • The Diesel Train Driver (1959)
  • On Track for the Eighties (1980)
  • Cybernetica (1972)
  • Disc Two - Off the Rails
  • Under the River (1959)
  • Snowdrift at Bleath Gill (1955)
  • This Year - London (1951)
  • This is York (1953)
  • A Day of One's Own (1956)
  • John Betjeman goes by Train (1962)

UK /1951-1980 /black and white, and colour
/261 minutes /Ratio: 1.33:1

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BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS DVD COLLECTION
Volume Two - See Britain by Train

  • Disc One
  • West Country Journey (1953)
  • Letter for Wales (1960)
  • Cyclists Special (1955)
  • Holiday (1957)
  • Heart is Highland (1952)
  • Any Mans Kingdom (1956)
  • Disc Two
  • Glasgow Belongs to Me (1966)
  • England of Elizabeth (1957)
  • Capital Visit (1955)
  • Heart of England (1954)
  • East Anglian Holiday (1954)
  • Coasts of Clyde (1959)

UK /1952-1966 /black and white, and colour
/249 minutes /Ratio: 1.33:1

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BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS DVD COLLECTION
Volume Three - Running a Railway

  • Disc One
  • Operation London Bridge (1975)
  • Wires over the Border (1974)
  • Groundwork for Progress (1959)
  • Making Tracks (1956)
  • E for Experimental (1975)
  • Modelling for the Future (1961)
  • Britannia - A Bridge (1973)
  • Disc Two
  • Terminus (1961)
  • Fully Fitted Freight (1957)
  • Farmer Moving South (1952)
  • I am a Litter Basket (1959)
  • The Third Sam (1962)
  • People like Us (1962)
  • A Future on Rail (1957)

UK /1952-1975 /black and white, and colour
/237 minutes /Ratio 1.33:1

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BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS DVD COLLECTION
Volume Four - The Art of Travel

  • Disc One
  • North to the Dales (1962)
  • Yorkshire Sands (1955)
  • Down to Sussex (1964)
  • The Land of Robert Burns (1956)
  • Journey into History (1952)
  • Midland Country (1974)
  • Landscape (1971)
  • The Travolaters (1961)
  • Disc Two
  • Journey to the Sea (1952)
  • London for a Day (1962)
  • The Beacons and Beyond (1979)
  • A Desperate Case (1958)
  • Lancashire Coast (1957)
  • Golfers in a Scottish

UK /1952-1979 /black and white, and colour
/212 minutes /Ratio: 1.33:1

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