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British Movietone

British Movietone
British Movietone is arguably the world's greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 to 1986. Discover British Movietone’s newsreel archive, which contains many of the world’s enduring images and is rich in coverage of news events, celebrities, sports, music, social history, science, lifestyle and quirky, via this channel. British Movietone also offers a weekly series called 'The Archivist Presents' where a treasure from the archive is shared by our archivist Jenny and ‘Movietone Moments’, a weekly selection of topical stories providing context to events in the news and marking anniversaries and birthdays.

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Reels of classic films were melting into goo; David W. Packard stepped in to save them If you care even a little about the art and history of American motion pictures, about being able to see classic films now and forever, you owe a debt of gratitude to David W. Packard. Packard, the son of Hewlett-Packard co-founder David Packard, has never seen a Steven Spielberg movie and takes pleasure in reading Homer in the original Greek. China History: Chronology, Dynasty Qin Han Tang Song Yuan Ming Qing China, one of the countries that can boast of an ancient civilization, has a long and mysterious history - almost 5,000 years of it! Like most other great civilizations of the world, China can trace her culture back to a blend of small original tribes which have expanded till they became the great country we have today. It is recorded that Yuanmou man is the oldest hominoid in China and the oldest dynasty is Xia Dynasty.

Legacies of British Slave-ownership Legacies of British Slave-ownership is the umbrella for two projects based at UCL tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain: the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project, now complete, and the ESRC and AHRC-funded Structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833, running from 2013-2015. Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and we all still live with its legacies. The slave-owners were one very important means by which the fruits of slavery were transmitted to metropolitan Britain. We believe that research and analysis of this group are key to understanding the extent and the limits of slavery's role in shaping British history and leaving lasting legacies that reach into the present.

12 Best and Worst Capes (Plus Cloaks! ) There’s a lot to look out for in Doctor Strange: the birth of a new hero, the immersive psychedelia, and a charming murderous sentient cape — or as Benedict Cumberbatch told us, “A cloak, you damn plebs!” (We may have embellished the quote there.) Whether you call it “cape,” “cloak,” or “blanket tied around your neck with an oversized safety pin,” if it drapes down your back, it was up for consideration in our gallery of the the 8 best and 4 worst capes from the mystical realm of movie and TV! Ancestral Lines 2 clicks please Evolutionary biologists use a cladogram, the treelike diagram of evolutionary branches or clades, to organize species into lines of evolutionary descent across time. Biologists use three types of evidence to deduce evolutionary connections: genetics, morphology, and geologic dating. (Behavior, normally a key part of evolutionary studies, can only be inferred in extinct species — for example, by examining the ecology in which the species flourished and the species adaptations for eating and locomotion.)

How Thatcher gave Pol Pot a hand On 17 April, it is 25 years since Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh. In the calendar of fanaticism, this was Year Zero; as many as two million people, a fifth of Cambodia's population, were to die as a consequence. To mark the anniversary, the evil of Pol Pot will be recalled, almost as a ritual act for voyeurs of the politically dark and inexplicable. Lord Of The Rings at 15: the Fellowship interview each other, Feature To celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, we asked each of its nine heroes to pose nine questions to another. Prepare for nostalgia, philosophy and shocking vinegar-based revelations This is the Extended Edition of an article that first ran in the January 2017 issue of Empire. Subscribe now. Elijah Wood (Frodo) Questions set by John Rhys-Davies

Gloria Steinem greets protesters at the barricades before speaking at the Women's March on Washington.John Minchillo/AP An estimated half a million people joined the Women's March on Washington on a crisp Saturday the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the US. The march aims to bring together women across diverse backgrounds and send a bold message to the new administration that they will not be ignored or have their rights stomped on. People carried signs with calls for gender equality and anti-Trump statements, though the rally's organizers have insisted the demonstration is more pro-women than anti-Trump. Many sported pink knitted beanies called "pussy hats," a symbol of solidarity among the protestors.

British Movietone newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 to 1986. by karenmalbon Aug 4

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