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Alex Bescoby

History geek, award-winning doco maker & co-founder @grammarproductions. Come meet me in #Dundee on Thurs 13th Dec for next #WeWereKings screening 👇

http://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/we-were-kings-plus-director-qanda

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From Birnam Wood to Dunsinane... Trekking in #Macbeth country. #Scotland #shakespeare #highlands #snow #winterweekend

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The brilliant Vanessa Collingridge hosting last night’s Q&A with gusto, post #WeWereKings screening @dcadundee! Thanks to everyone who came out on a frosty Thursday night, really enjoyed #Dundee as always! Thanks also to @royalscotgeosoc for pulling together such a great crowd. #documentary #filmmaker #southeastasia #burma #myanmar #history #travel #royalty #monarchy #kings #scotland

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We’re coming for you #Dundee! Can’t wait for tonight’s @royalscotgeosoc #WeWereKings screening @dcadundee, first in #Scotland! #Burma #Myanmar #history #asia #southeastasia #film #filmmaker #documentary

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The tomb of Thibaw, the last King of #Burma. It’s almost exactly two years since we witnessed history at the centenary ceremony of his death in #Ratnagiri, a small fishing town in #India. Look forward to sharing #WeWereKings - the story of how we ended up there - with @royalscotgeosoc and @dcadundee tomorrow. (Ticket link in bio.) #myanmar #asia #history #film #documentary #southeastasia #filmmaker #royal #royalty #monarchy #dundee #scotland #premiere

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Amazing to see a full house for the first showing of #WeWereKings in #Laos @lpfilmfest Gutted not to be there, but I’m saving myself for the #Scottish premiere on Thursday with @royalscotgeosoc (ticket link in bio!) #film #screening #premiere #burma #myanmar #laos #royalty #asia #southeastasia #history #documentary #filmmaking #luangprabang #laosfilm #dundee #scotland

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Letter home from a survivor of the Death Railway camps in Thailand and Burma during WW2. The card on the top left was all families received during wartime from POWs kept in horrific conditions. It really only indicated whether they were alive or not, but sometimes they’d take as long as 6 months to get through, at which point the sender may well have died from exhaustion, torture or disease. The letter came after, from a relieved survivor. It’s typically British in tone, telling his family not to dwell much on the atrocities they may well now be hearing about. But the pain, sadness and exhaustion is clear - tens of thousands dead, many of the survivors damaged for life with mental trauma from their time as prisoners. A very dark chapter in very a dark time. #history #ww2 #burma #myanmar #thailand #war #lestweforget #remembrance #deathrailway

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The pride and trauma of #Manchester history on the big screen @histfestuk yesterday. Blown away by the story of the #Mancunian reformists leading the peaceful charge for electoral reform in early 19th century in Mike Leigh’s #peterloo. All northerners, go watch. Southerners too! #history #film #northernsoul #manchestergram #histfest

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Back for the #varsitymatch for the first time in on 10 years! Come on the light blues! #Cambridge #Oxford #rugby #twickenham

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History nerds assemble! So excited for @histfestuk starting on Friday! Brand spanking new #history festival with a ton of cracking speakers and events. Not too late to get your tickets! Well done to @rebeccarideal and @danmorelle for bringing this to life.💪💪💪 #historian #historylovers #london #alwayslearning

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Fantastic evening @rgsexplore hearing tales of adventure from @benedictallenexplorer, @levison.wood and @kmhumble in support of the TransGlobe Exploration Trust. Must admit, that tagline has got me itching for a #tattoo... #explore #getoutside #travel #expedition #geography

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Looking for a great #history #documentary to get stuck into this week? Then look no further than my fellow history nerd @leonmccarron, who’s up in the #arctic retracing the steps of one of his inspirations - Viscount Dufferin - in a beautiful and thoughtful new film for @bbciplayer. Dufferin was a massive presence on the Victorian stage, and after his high latitude adventures he went on to land the top diplomatic job - Viceroy of #India. He was the man in charge when Britain annexed #Burma, changing that country forever. #Mandalay Palace was renamed Fort Dufferin, earning him an infamous reputation in the eyes of the #Burmese. #film #filmmaking #travel #adventure #sailing #historian #bbciplayer #bbc

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Two mates getting their first ever glimpse of the #Himalayas. Cue massive grins. Missing my partner in crime @geosithu, can’t wait for 2019 adventures buddy! #explorerlife #getoutside #adventure #film #documentary #travel #adventure #explore #theincrediblejourney #burma #myanmar

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Thanks to everyone who came to the first screening of #WeWereKings in #Oxford last night! Full house, and some great questions from an audience with more PhDs than you could shake a stick at. #documentary #history #myanmar #burma #royal #monarchy

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