In-depth documentaries reveal the realities of life in Victorian Britain, the long years of World War II and what life was like for the residents of the Falkland Islands during the 1982 conflict. Through extensive use of newsreel footage from the time, explore the war-torn Britain of the 1940s, the prosperous 1950s and the swinging 1960s. Journey back to the days of the country's famous music halls and see rare footage of its greatest stars in action, before taking a whistle-stop tour of The 50 Events That Changed Britain. Finally, rounding off this unique 12-disc set, examine the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II and celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in style!
Learn the details behind the one hundred most significant breakthroughs in the history of mankind! Take a journey through history and examine the discoveries, breakthroughs and eureka moments that have transformed all of our lives for the better. Host Bill Nye travels the world, meeting eminent scientists in various fields, to explore and explain the principles behind the most significant developments in the history of mankind. Each of the 100 Greatest Discoveries, in eight different fields of knowledge, is examined both in terms of the principles and personalities involved. Over 500 years of scientific advances are distilled and presented in this accessible, entertaining series to give you a good understanding of HOW many of science s toughest riddles were solved, WHO it was that solved them, and WHY these solutions are so significant.
Using authentic newsreel footage from the era, discover the reality of life during WWII for those who remained in Britain. It was a difficult time, when every citizen had to share the nations burden, from children, hundreds of thousands of whom were evacuated from cities, to older men and women who had already served their country in previous wars, yet were called upon to form the country's last line of defence, the home guard.
Witness the mastery of the unbeaten 1966 national side in this must-have collector's pack. Take an eye-opening trip down memory lane with a bumper reproduction of the official match-day programme from July 1966, brimming with statistics and team photographs.