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    Unique ID Code: 0000170361
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 11/9/2015 18:04
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    World War II - The British Movietone Newsreel Years

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    Certificate: E
    Running Time: 1000+ Mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Founded in 1929, British Movietone was the first sound newsreel service in Britain, shooting on 35 mm film. Hungry for news from the various war fronts during World War II, people flocked to cinemas to see as many news reports as they could. Despite a shortage in film supplies, British Movietone News covered the home front and all the theatres of war: from the Western Front and Occupied Paris, to Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific. For the very first time, many of these new reels have been remastered and brought together for this special Collector's Edition - some unseen since the war. Sometimes heroic, sometimes sad, and sometimes hilarious; this collection is a testament of British spirit and humour that will delight both those who lived through the war and younger generations learning about this major event in British history. DISC 1 The Early Years (1938-1940) Approx 160 mins DISC 2 The Dark Days (1941-1942) Approx 180 mins DISC 3 The Tide Turns (1943) Approx 160 mins DISC 4 The Beginning of the End Part 1 (1944) Approx 150 mins DISC 5 The Beginning of the End Part 2 (1944) Approx 150 mins DISC 6 The End of War and The Aftermath (1945) Approx 120 mins

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    Video Tracks:
    4:3 - 1.33:1 Black and White

    Audio Tracks:
    Mono English


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