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From Amazon: "A learn of David Lean's "Brief Encounter". during this own account of the movie, Richard Dyer strains its value to post-war movie-goers, and the facility of its enduring allure. each one quantity within the "BFI movie Classics" sequence features a short construction historical past and a close filmography. Richard Dyer is Professor of movie experiences on the college of Warwick. he's the writer of Stars, Heavenly our bodies, Now you spot It: reports in Lesbian and homosexual movie, in basic terms leisure and the problem of Images."

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Of course, Germany's rate of growth was unmatched, except by the United States . Within less than twen ty years the Second Empire quadrupled its iron and s teel output, so that by 1 9 1 4 its production practically equaled that of England, France, I taly, and the Low Countries combined. But even France tripled its coal production and doubled its pig- iron output between 1 8 7 1 and 1 913. More- THE PERSISTENCE OF THE OLD REGIME over, France scored a tenfold increase in crude steel produc­ tion between 1 8 80 and 1 9 1 3 , and it did so without direct acces s to most of Lorraine's iron-ore deposits .

In 1914 about 2 million artisans toiled in the small workshops, or ar/yels, of "urban" Russia, many o f them in the Jewish Pale of Settlement. There were, in addition, between 2 and 8 million precapitalist and preindustrial cottage producers , or kustars, sca ttered throughout the countrys ide, nea rly all of them work­ ing in their home dwelli ngs and using hand tools. In terms of production value this dispersed sector of tiny and small manu­ facture contributed between one-quarter and one-third of the entire consumer and capital goods sector, and artisan manu­ facture met most of Russia's consumer needs .

9 million workers , or 4 7 . 5 percent o f the labor force in manufac­ ture and industry, and generated 4 1 percent of net output. 5 million tex til e workers con tributed close to 1 6. 5 percent of net output, while the 1 . 2 6 million apparel makers contributed another 8 percent, to make a total of 2 4 . 5 percent. This was still a time when textiles by themselves accounted for 3 8 percen t of all British exports, the bulk of it in the form of cotton piece goods . As late as 1 9 I 3 over 85 percent of all cotton yardage and over 50 percent of all woolen piece goods were sold abroad, and 4 3 percent of these exports went to India alone.

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