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The Peaceful Years


Assembled for British theatrical consumption by Pathe Films, The Peaceful Years covers the era between WWI and WWII. The title is ironic: to the citizens of Manchuria, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia and Spain, the years were anything but peaceful. Producer Peter Baylis contrasts the starkness of "real life" with the various forms of escapism pursued in the 1920s and 1930s, ranging from miniature golf to Lindbergh's flight to Paris. Providing the narration are such well-known BBC personalities as Stuart...more