||Empire: A British Chronicle
Empire, A British Chronicle. UNAUTHORIZED
||Limitless Adventure in the Colonies (2:27) -- Early Pioneers of Empire (2:41) -- Discovering Lake Victoria (3:01) -- "King Solomon's Mines" (3:48) -- A Decent Chap (2:10) -- Shaping Imperial Character (2:47) -- British Fair Play Ideology (1:24) -- "Vitaï Lampada" (1:59) -- Siege of Khartoum (3:50) -- An Imperial Tragedy (3:35) -- Sanctifying the Empire (1:24) -- British Offensive in Sudan (3:29) -- Battle of Omdurman (2:31) -- Fearless Idealism Wins (2:09) -- Targeting Armchair Adventurers (2:13) -- Civilizing through Sport (4:26) -- Imperial Racism (2:30) -- Fair Play Undermines Imperial Rule (3:21) -- "Ripping Yarns" (3:30) -- Boy Scouts: An Imperial Relic (4:01) -- Credits: Playing the Game: Empire - A British Chronicle (0:41)
||Guns and bombs may be the chief weapons of imperialism, but never underestimate the power of leisure; a kingdom's worth nothing without it! This program measures the global rise of British rule by tracing the growth of a particularly British type of hero-adventurer, gentleman, amateur sportsman, and decent chap-as well as a decidedly British type of obsession: sport, the empire at play. Viewers are taken to East Africa in the footsteps of Victorian explorers in search of the source of the Nile; to Khartoum, to tell the story of General Gordon, a half-crazed visionary who "played the game" to the hilt; to Hong Kong, where the British indulged their passion for horse racing by building a spectacular race course; and to Jamaica, where the greatest imperial game of all-cricket-became a battleground for racial equality.
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Open University, 2012.|
|Publisher number||51983 Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||51980s Films Media Group|