Empire Warriors: The British Empire At War 1945-1967

20/03/2006
  |  Buy to Own: 20/03/2006
  |  288 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Four-part BBC documentary series looking at the armed conflicts and insurrections fought by Britain in the years following the end of the Second World War, when the British Empire was being gradually dismantled. Various communist and nationalist groups saw the chance to seize power in colonies that were about to gain their independence, and the British army fought many successful campaigns against the guerillas. Includes interviews with former soldiers, politicians, terrorists and intelligence experts who served in the conflicts, as well as archive footage and news material. Episodes are: 'Kenya: The Hunt for Kimathi'; 'Aden: Mad Mitch and His Tribal Law'; 'Malaya: The Intelligence War'; and 'Palestine: The Jewish War'.

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