"When the Olympic Games came to London in 1948, the city was still suffering from the ravages of World War II. Rationing remained in force and many had been left homeless, yet the bomb-cratered city rose to the challenge of hosting the world's greatest sporting occasion. This collection of programmes and photographs looks back at the 'Austerity Olympics', which were not only the first post-war Games, but also the first in which British television played a role."
"British Library Sounds presents 50,000 recordings and their associated documentation from the Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds."
"The oral history collections at the British Library cover a wide range of subject areas. The interviews made available here are only a small selection from the many thousands held in the British Library. - See more at: http://sounds.bl.uk/Oral-history#sthash.4GCGSBrb.dpuf"
"William Joyce, aka Lord Haw-Haw, was a notorious broadcaster of Nazi propaganda to the UK during World War II. His announcement 'Germany calling, Germany calling' was a familiar sound across the airwaves, introducing threats and misinformation that he broadcast from his Hamburg base.
In 1945, Joyce was captured and returned to Britain, where he was later hanged for treason. This collection features some of his broadcasts and interviews with those who knew him. Wartime documents reveal the fear caused by Lord Haw-Haw and how the BBC worked to counteract his propaganda. "
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"The programmes, news items and documents illustrate her image transformation from suburban housewife to strong leader on the global stage. The collection focuses on the significance of Thatcher becoming one of the most powerful women in the world during the 1970s. "
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offers a personal perspective on the British navy at the height of its power, chronicling the remarkable tale of a young naval officer who fought around the world in the service of Admiral Lord Nelson. Edited by acclaimed maritime writer C. Northcote Parkinson, the book offers a brutal and complex portrait of life at sea during one of the pivotal periods in British naval history. The letters, sketches, and watercolors collected here provide an intimate glimpse into the personal trials and challenges that confronted many British officers at sea.
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"The state funeral of Winston Churchill is at the heart of this collection, which also includes personal memories of a man whose loss was deeply felt when he died, aged 90, on 24 January 1965. Each programme is a tribute to the man who claimed to have 'nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat'."
Books: England/Great Britain
A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library.
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Henry Mayhew conducted hundreds of interviews that provided a first-hand account of costermongers and street-sellers, of sewer-scavengers and chimney-sweeps, creating an intimate and detailed portrait that offered unprecedented insight into their day-to-day struggle for survival.