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Western & Northern European History & Politics

When the Wall Came Tumbling Down: 50 Hours That Changed the World.

Using never-before-seen footage, this compelling film shows what really happened November 9th-11th, 1989 during the fall of the Berlin Wall. General Secretary Gorbachev, President Bush, Chancellor Kohl, General Secretary Krenz, NBC news correspondent Tom Brokaw, and others describe first-hand what occurred behind the scenes. Commentary by Mikhail Gorbachev, George Bush, Helmut Kohl,Egon Krenz, James A. Baker, Tom Brokaw. 1999. 89 min.

Wie werde ich Demokrat?

After World War II Allied powers in Germany decided to lead back the "Outlaw nation" into the community of the civilized nations. From 1945 to 1952 the British/American "Welt im Film" series produced propaganda and documentary films for the purpose of re-education of the German population. This 3 disc set features twelve of these re-education films addressing the psychology, politics, culture and everyday life of post-War Germans from an Allied viewpoint. Disc 1. Wie werde ich demokrat = Comment devenir democrate? = How do I become a democrat?

Winston Churchill: the Lion's Roar

Brilliant, arrogant and energetic, Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill led the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, encouraging the country with his brilliant oratory and pugnacious manner never to surrender their freedoms when the nation's very existence was threatened. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, historians and academics. Produced and written by Sharon Wood. Supplementary feature accompanying: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. 34 min.

Winston S. Churchill; His Memoirs and His Speeches [1918 to 1945] [Sound Recording]

"An appraisal, by Arthur Bryant" (58 p. ports. (part col.) inserted in slipcase. Pt. 1: Armistice 1918--Follies of the Victors, 1919-30--Lurking dangers--Crimes of war--Crimes against humanity--Crimes against peace--Adolf Hitler--Locust years--"St. George and the dragon"-- Locust years (cont.)--Air parity lost.--Pt. 2: Air parity (cont.) --Causes of war--Loaded pause--Mr. Eden's resignation--Collective security--Munich Winter--Broadcast to USA--Soviet enigma--War--1st months of war--Pt.

Winston S. Churchill; His Memoirs and His Speeches [Sound Recording]

Recordings of the author reading from his memoirs and releases of broadcast recordings of his speeches delivered between 1918 and 1945.

Women in Politics, 2 (1989)

Film profiles three women politicians: Simone Veil, a French politician and survivor of Auschwitz (40 min.); Tatyana Zaslavskaya, A Russian politician in Gorbachov's parliament (40 min.); and Eugenia Charles, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica (40 min.). Each discusses how she attained her current political position, the politics in her country and how she is viewed as a woman head of state. In English or subtitled in English. 120 min.

Young People in Germany

Presents 2 segments from a German television news magazine. Part 1 presents interviews with young adults in Germany concerning their present attitudes and hopes for the future. Part 2 visits the controversial "spelling reform" designed to make the German language simpler and more logical. 1999. 27 min.

Young, Muslim, and French

Europe's Muslim population has doubled in the last decade, with the largest numbers settling in France. This Wide Angle documentary reveals the hopes, frustrations, and political aspirations of French-born Muslims and explores their potential to alter the landscape of France's national identity. Focusing on the recent decision to ban the wearing of traditional Muslim headscarves in public schools, the program shows how the controversy has played out in Dammarie-les-Lys, a racially diverse, working-class community on the outskirts of Paris.

[Churchill, Winston]His Memoirs and his Speeches [1918 to 1945] [Sound Recording]

Pt. 1: Armistice 1918--Follies of the Victors, 1919-30--Lurking dangers--Crimes of war--Crimes against humanity--Crimes against peace--Adolf Hitler--Locust years--"St. George and the dragon"-- Locust years (cont.)--Air parity lost.--Pt. 2: Air parity (cont.) --Causes of war--Loaded pause--Mr. Eden's resignation--Collective security--Munich Winter--Broadcast to USA--Soviet enigma--War--1st months of war--Pt.

[Churchill, Winston]His Memoirs and his Speeches [Sound Recording]

Recordings of the author reading from his memoirs and releases of broadcast recordings of his speeches delivered between 1918 and 1945.

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