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Tibet, 1942, on film!
February 8, 2011 6:39 AM   Subscribe

Tolstoy's grandson visits the Dalai Lama. Enjoy!
posted by mareli (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think my favorite posts on MF are the ones that start off by introducing you to something completely fascinating and hitherto unknown and then finish off with, "By the way, it's all on video and here it is."
posted by jadayne at 6:55 AM on February 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I've only sampled the video so far, but what an incredible treasure.
posted by Songdog at 6:58 AM on February 8, 2011


Wow, I really do not have time to get lost in 40 minutes of WWII era footage of Tibet today. This is incredible, thanks mareli.
posted by Inkoate at 7:40 AM on February 8, 2011


When the two men arrived in Lhasa, the remote capital of Tibet, these spies were received as ambassadors.

As they usually are.
posted by three blind mice at 7:47 AM on February 8, 2011


In unrelated news, but maybe of interest to those who are interested in Tibet, they held a ceremony last year to acknowledge the work done at Camp Hale (Colorado) in training Tibetan pro-freedom fighters. The article is here: scroll to the bottom for more info.
posted by kozad at 8:50 AM on February 8, 2011


That's great film. I wonder if Paul Child was involved in the making of this movie.
posted by CCBC at 2:26 PM on February 8, 2011


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