In what is believed to be the most intensive coverage of a single steam railtour, a team of professional TV cameramen follow “Green Arrow” to the West Country. But it was a railtour that Green Arrow was never scheduled to make. The original plan was to take a Gresley A4 to Plymouth. Filming had already started aboard 60007 “Sir Nigel Gresley” when mechanical faults ruled the engine out. As luck would have it, the only survivor of the V2 class, “Green Arrow”, had just come back from major surgery and she came to the rescue in spectacular fashion. No-one could have imagined the volcanic efforts the big 2-6-2 engine would have to produce, particularly on the infamous Devon banks, in order to reach Plymouth. Heart-stopping action comes from the footplate crew as they worked extremely hard in wet conditions to overcome water trouble at Newbury, coal difficulties at Exeter, a leaking brake pipe at Cockwood Harbour and a disastrous red light at the foot of the Rattery Bank. Despite this, Green Arrow became the first V2-class locomotive to reach Plymouth and in doing so upheld the honour of the LNER in the West Country. This brilliant programme reveals the drama of steam traction at its most volcanic.
A fascinating look at how we have shaped our planet. In our relatively brief time on the planet, mankind has truly changed the world in many ways, from the global scale down to the minutiae of our day-to-day lives. Groundbreaking technological inventions, objects of beauty and genius, agricultural advances and increasingly deadly weapons have continually reshaped the world in which we live. This incredible 3 DVD collection explores just how those changes have come about, and what they mean to all of us. Including inventions such as the telescope and the internet, everyday objects from guitars to wedding rings and everything from fast food to atomic bombs and audio cassettes, these programmes reveal how even the smallest items can have globally significant effects. The results will make you look at the world around you from the TV you re watching to the contents of your pockets in an entirely new way!
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.
They are experts in guerrilla warfare, sabotage and subversion. Two Weeks In Hell takes you inside their selection process “ a two-week, hellish assessment with tasks specifically designed to mentally and physically smash men down to their core and expose their real character. A Green Beret candidate may think hes the right man for the job, but the Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) will find out. SFAS has only one purpose: find those candidates who have the physical and emotional ability to become Green Berets. Every challenge has its reason, but its like no other selection process in the world. Letting the wrong candidate into this special family gets people killed. For those who try out, its an avalanche of chaos, stress, doubt and a massive dose of œWhat the hell did I get myself into?? Get ready to witness 14 days of HELL!
Law of Attraction & EFT Guide to maximising the 2012 consciousness shift. Ancient texts, wise old masters and up-to-date scientific evidence supports the upcoming shift in universal consciousness. 2012 represents the end of a 26,000 year cycle where all the planets in our universe coming into Galactic alignment. Something wonderful is coming so relax and enjoy the ride!
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