The British Empire in Colour is a major three part series that examines the history and experience of the British Empire, form the perspectives of both the rulers and the ruled. Using ... See full summary »

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The British Empire in Colour is a major three part series that examines the history and experience of the British Empire, form the perspectives of both the rulers and the ruled. Using original colour archive film - much of which had never previously been seen - together with personal letters and diary extracts helping to capture the many complexities and contradictions of life in the British Empire. Written by Anon

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Reality is Undeniable!!!
12 March 2011 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The British Empire and its mind set was one of superiority and arrogance. The British believed the inferior savage and their land was ripe for exploitation and subjugation.

The British Empire in Colour (2002) has some stunning colour photography yet this documentary is not for those that wish to hear the positives of the bygone days of British colonial rule.

The British Empire in Colour is an uncompromising look at the damage done by imperialism. For those that suggest this documentary is revisionist, then it can only be presumed that these apologists don't like their history told from anything but a white perspective.

There is no "Noble Savage" presented in The British Empire in Colour but rather a relentless catalogue of persecution suffered by indigenous peoples and peoples of colour under British rule.

The legacy of Britain's imperial designs still resonate today, in Africa, Afghanistan, Palestine and Israel, India and Pakistan.

The British Empire, as with the Empire of Spain, the Russian Empire, French Colonial Empire, the Portuguese Empire, the Japanese Empire, Nazi Germany, the Roman Empire and the Pax Americana Empire, all have histories soaked in human blood. This may be an unpalatable truth for the victors but the reality is undeniable.


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