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Des O’Rawe

photographic and lyrical than his first city film, Paris at Dawn­/Paris à l’Aube (1960, b&w, 10 min.), A Moment’s Silence juxtaposes its Amsterdam sequences to unravel some of the mythology surrounding Dutch resistance during the war, and the politics of its commemoration. With the Nazi bombardment of Rotterdam on 14 May 1940, Queen Wilhelmina and her family, along with some members of the Dutch government, fled to London. A Reich administrator was immediately installed with powers to rule by decree. As in France, Belgium, and elsewhere, the local civil service machine and

in Regarding the real
Regional broadcasting and identity in “Ulster”
Thomas Hajkowski

off the list of holidays, circulated by Basil Nicolls, that the BBC was required to recognize—a list that included American Independence Day, Belgian National Day, and Queen Wilhelmina’s Birthday.59 Most 221 222 The BBC and national identity in Britain, 1922–53 likely, the BBC simply wanted to reward, in a small, unofficial way, Northern Ireland’s loyalty by finally acknowledging the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne. The Director of Programme Planning at Head Office notified Marshall in 1941 that in honor of Ulster’s “great National Day,” (the Twelfth) the

in The BBC and national identity in Britain, 1922–53