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End of Empire was a series of 14 programmes transmitted on Channel Four, 15th April-15th July 1985, which used a series of interviews to chart the events leading to Great Britain's withdrawal from an imperial role in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Xerox copies of transcripts of filmed interviews with contributors, 1985, including material not present in the edited versions, but not including transcripts relating to the loss of Aden; related papers, including 'research interviews' relating to Malaya, shotlists (itemised lists of footage) and press releases, 1985.
The material is arranged alphabetically by country rather than in original order of broadcast, then alphabetically by name of interviewee.
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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.
Listed as no. 579 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.Publication Note
Passages from the interviews were used in Last post. the end of empire in the Far East by John Keay (London, John Murray, 1997; [New York], Scribner, 1997).
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