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The Resource The relief of Belsen, produced and directed by Justin Hardy

The relief of Belsen, produced and directed by Justin Hardy

Label
The relief of Belsen
Title
The relief of Belsen
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Justin Hardy
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A quality cast including Iain Glen, Corin and Jemma Redgrave (the first time they've starred together), Tobias Menzies, Nigel Lindsay and Paul Hilton star in this feature- length drama which reveals the extraordinary story of one of the most heroic medical relief operations in European history. Using scripted drama, testimony and extensive news footage from the 'horror camp', The Relief of Belsen depicts the desperate struggle of the British-led medical team to bring the camp's starving inmates back from the brink of death. In April 1945, a British ambulance unit was diverted from frontline battle to handle a crisis behind enemy lines. An outbreak of typhus in a nearby prison camp had prompted a local truce. That camp was Bergen-Belsen. The arriving British thought it would be a straightforward matter but they were utterly unprepared for the scale of the humanitarian catastrophe they faced. 60,000 prisoners living in squalor; deprived of food, clothing and medical supplies for so long that whatever the British tried to do, the shocking daily death-toll continued to spiral ever-upwards. For four weeks, a team of doctors, nurses and civilian volunteers, without a common language, worked to find a way to save the starving and dying of Belsen. All this while the war was still raging throughout Europe. The archive footage of the skeletal bodies of Belsen is now the most enduring image of the Holocaust's extreme horrors. By interweaving this archive with the unfolding story of individuals, these dreadful images are given a new context. The Relief of Belsen is the inspiring story of a groundbreaking and extreme medical relief operation, and it is echoed in every major medical rescue operation since 1945- from earthquakes in Iran and Pakistan, to the Asian Tsunami and floods in New Orleans. It is the enduring story of medical ingenuity against the odds and the power of simple gestures of humanity
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hardy, Justin
Runtime
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
  • Medical assistance
Target audience
adult
Label
The relief of Belsen, produced and directed by Justin Hardy
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?WHIV;2237932
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed October 9, 2015)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2237932/whiv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (101 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP2237932/whi
  • (OCoLC)925906093
Video recording format
other
Label
The relief of Belsen, produced and directed by Justin Hardy
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?WHIV;2237932
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed October 9, 2015)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2237932/whiv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (101 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP2237932/whi
  • (OCoLC)925906093
Video recording format
other

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