Fires Were Started -- (Bfi Film Classics) by Brian Winston

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  • British & Irish history: Second World War,
  • Individual film directors, film-makers,
  • Media, information & communication industries,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Historical reenactments,
  • Special Subjects In Motion Pictures,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • London (England),
  • Performing Arts/Dance,
  • London, Greater London,
  • History,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Performing Arts / General,
  • Film & Video - General,
  • Bombardment, 1940-1941,
  • Documentary films,
  • Fires were started (Motion pic,
  • Fires were started (Motion picture),
  • History and criticism,
  • In motion pictures

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Number of Pages79
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Open LibraryOL8279255M
ISBN 100851707734
ISBN 109780851707730

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