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April 20, 2014

British Empire Documentaries And Eating Around The World

In my classes, I like to use short, vivid and memorable video clips. Some are hard to find, many are on YouTube, but quality collections are usually expensive and hard to find. Until now. Take a look at...

...this collection of 85,000 great, and historically significant videos as a representation of Western Civilization over the past century or so.

There are many treasures here, but allow me to point out a few: Queen Victoria's Funeral (1901), Wright Brothers First Flight (1903), D-Day Landings (1944) an early Beatles concert (1963) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Suf7Wa2keQ and for fans of the Titanic, check out this newsreel and interviews with survivors - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xKDRmhp6lQ.

You can see and search the whole collection here - https://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe.

And, for something completely different, take a look at this article on what (and how much it costs) a typical family around the world eats in a week - http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2009/03/10/hungry-planet/.

Looking across history and around the world is always interesting. You never know what you will run into or learn about yourself.

Posted by mmorf at April 20, 2014 12:32 AM


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