BBC - Fighting for King and Empire: Britain's Caribbean Heroes (2015)

Posted By: notbanned
1080p (FullHD) / HDTV IMDb
BBC - Fighting for King and Empire: Britain's Caribbean Heroes (2015)

BBC - Fighting for King and Empire: Britain's Caribbean Heroes (2015)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 4605 Kbps | 58 min 40 s | 2.30 GiB
Audio: English AAC 123 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

This programme is based on a film entitled Divided By Race - United in War and Peace, produced by The-Latest.com.

During the Second World War, thousands of men and women from the Caribbean colonies volunteered to come to Britain to join the fight against Hitler. They risked their lives for king and empire, but their contribution has largely been forgotten.

Some of the last surviving Caribbean veterans tell their extraordinary wartime stories - from torpedo attacks by German U-boats and the RAF's blanket-bombing of Germany to the culture shock of Britain's freezing winters and war-torn landscapes. This brave sacrifice confronted the pioneers from the Caribbean with a lifelong challenge - to be treated as equals by the British government and the British people.

In testimony full of wit and charm, the veterans candidly reveal their experiences as some of the only black people in wartime Britain. They remember encounters with a curious British public and confrontation with the prejudices of white American GIs stationed in Britain.

After the war, many veterans returned to the Caribbean where they discovered jobs were scarce. Some came back to Britain to help rebuild its cities. They settled down with jobs and homes, got married and began to integrate their rich heritage into British culture. Now mostly in their 80s and 90s - the oldest is 104 - these pioneers from the Caribbean have helped transform Britain and created an enduring multicultural legacy.

With vivid first-hand testimony, observational documentary and rare archive footage, the programme gives a unique perspective on the Second World War and the history of 20th-century Britain.

General
Unique ID : 0 (0x0)
Complete name : fighting.for.king.and.empire.britains.caribbean.heroes.2015.1080p.mkv
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 2.30 GiB
Duration : 58 min 40 s
Overall bit rate : 5 602 kb/s

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Format settings, GOP : M=8, N=32
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Variable
Original frame rate : 25.000 FPS
Standard : Component
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : MBAFF
Scan type, store method : Separated fields
Scan order : Top Field First
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Color range : Limited
Color primaries : BT.709
Transfer characteristics : BT.709
Matrix coefficients : BT.709
Statistics Tags Issue : no_variable_data 1970-01-01 00:00:00 / no_variable_data 2010-02-22 21:41:29
FromStats_BitRate : 5463515
FromStats_Duration : 00:58:40.960000000
FromStats_FrameCount : 104426
FromStats_StreamSize : 2404602309

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : A_AAC
Duration : 58 min 40 s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate : 46.875 FPS (1024 spf)
Compression mode : Lossy
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Statistics Tags Issue : no_variable_data 1970-01-01 00:00:00 / no_variable_data 2010-02-22 21:41:29
FromStats_BitRate : 123874
FromStats_Duration : 00:58:40.960000000
FromStats_FrameCount : 165045
FromStats_StreamSize : 54519592

Text
ID : 3
Format : DVB Subtitle
Muxing mode : zlib
Codec ID : S_DVBSUB
Codec ID/Info : Picture based subtitle format used on DVBs
Language : English
Default : No
Forced : No
Statistics Tags Issue : no_variable_data 1970-01-01 00:00:00 / no_variable_data 2010-02-22 21:41:29
FromStats_BitRate : 27462
FromStats_Duration : 00:58:35.520000000
FromStats_FrameCount : 1048
FromStats_StreamSize : 12068046


Screenshots:

BBC - Fighting for King and Empire: Britain's Caribbean Heroes (2015)

BBC - Fighting for King and Empire: Britain's Caribbean Heroes (2015)

BBC - Fighting for King and Empire: Britain's Caribbean Heroes (2015)