THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN COLOR
Episode 1 concerns the 1920s, the British Raj, Canada, WWII, and Indian independence. Episode 2 looks at Malaya, Palestine, Israel, colonial settlement and rebellions in Africa, and the Suez crisis. Episode 3 deals with Elizabeth II, emigration, Australia, aborigines and Native Canadians, Rhodesia, immigration and racism, Hong Kong, and the empire’s lasting effects. Stately narration moves the programs along, while voiceovers (reenactments and actual recordings) lend a personal touch to rarely seen footage. Includes a making-of documentary. Note: some racial slurs.
“The footage is incredible”—Film Monthly
“Sound, balanced and extremely well presented”—Movie City News
“A superb production and a very highly recommended addition”—Library Bookwatch
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