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2010 map of Tibet  with the regions of Amdo and Kham
 
 
 
Recent photo of the Potala, residence of the Dalai Lama, in Lhasa, capital of Tibet
 
 
 
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The 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso (1876 - 1933)
 
 
 
The British Invasion
 
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Colonel Francis Younghusband (1863 - 1942) led the 1903-1904 British military campaign in Tibet
 
 
TIBET
 
Why did the British invade Tibet?
 
Nomadic Professor
 
 
 
The March to Lhasa
 
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British troops under Francis Younghusband fire on Tibetan troops on their march through Tibet to Lhasa in 1904.   

 

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Mount Everest
 
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Tibet allowed a British reconnaissance expedition to Everest in 1921   -   the first expedition to Everest.

 

Recent photo of Rongbuk Monastery, foreground, and the north side of Mount Everest. Expeditions set up their base camp here. The monastery was founded in 1902.
 
 
1921

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Some of the members of the first expedition to Mount Everest, a British reconnaissance expedition, led by Charles Howard-Bury.

 
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The North Face of Everest in Tibet
viewed from the Chang La Pass
 
 

1922

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The second British expedition to Everest,
led by Charles Bruce. The expedition was the first to attempt to climb the summit.  
 
 
 
1924

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The third British expedition to Everest, in 1924. In the photo, standing, from left to right, are Andrew ("Sandy") Irvine; George Leigh Mallory, considered the best climber of the day; Edward ("Teddy") Norton, the expedition leader; and Noel Odell.

 

Norton 

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Edward Felix Norton (1884 - 1954), leader of the 1924 British Everest Expedition, climbed alone and without oxygen, climbed to within 280 metres of the summit, a climbing altitude record not surpassed for 28 years, until 1952. Norton attempted to reach the summit by a snow gully on the North Face, below the summit pyramid, which the climbers called the Grand Couloir and known ever since as the Norton Couloir.     

 

Mallory and Irvine

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George Mallory, left, and Andrew Irvine, set out on the next attempt to reach the summit and perished. They were the first European climbers to die on Everest.

 

The Epic of Everest

The official film record by John Noel of the 1924 expedition to Mount Everest.

Advertisement for the copy of the film restored by the British Film Institute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwuPmg68mKU

Introduction to a showing of the British Film Institute restoration (2013):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCQlCgV7ARw

Short sections of the film footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M--qF0Fm5I8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ufccF5B3Kg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y66u31A7_5w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIs7JzoJpmw

 

The Affair of the Dancing Lamas

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The 1924 British expedition returned to England with a group of Tibetan monks and a lama. They performed dances before showings of John Noel's film, The Epic of Everest. This offended some Tibetans and Tibet banned expeditions for the next eight years, until 1933.

British Pathé

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLYay9d6Fcw

 

 

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Wings Over Everest

1981 documentary about the first flight over Everest, by British airmen in April 1933.

Filmed by John Noel and M. S. Bonnet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zK4WblHxkI

 

The British led four more expeditions to Everest, in 1933, 1935, 1936 and 1938.

The 1935 expedition was a reconnaissance expedition.

The summit was not reached. 

 

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The Unknown World - Tibet
 
1930s
 
Narrated silent film by American (?) expeditionaries to Tibet, probably from the 1920s, includes footage of the 13th Dalai Lama (1876 - 1933)
 
 
 
Tibet - Land of Isolation
 
1934
 
Silent film
 
 
 
The Lost World of Tibet
 
BBC documentary (2009?)
 
Film footage of Tibet in 1930s
 
 
 
 
The 14th Dalai Lama
 
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The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, born
in the village of Takster in Amdo in 1935. Recognized as the reencarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1937 and as the 14th Dalai Lama in 1939, enthroned in 1940, and assumed full political dutiies in 1950.
 
 
Geheimnis Tibet (Secret Tibet)
 
Schutzstaffel (Shafer) Expedition (1938 - 1939)
 
 
With English sub-titles:
 
 
 
Inside Tibet
 
1942 - 1943 Tolstoy expedition to Tibet for the O. S. S.
 
 
or
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCHgPCqPf5Q

 
 
High Adventure with Lowell Thomas
 
Lowell Thomas and Lowell Thomas jr. visit Tibet in 1949 (58:47)
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Invades Tibet

The Guomindang-Communist showdown.

Animated map shows the spread of Communist control from 1946 to 1950. The PRC invaded Tibet on 7 October 1950.

 
 
China Invades Tibet
 
1950
 
Brief blog
 
 
 

Dalai Lama flees Lhasa, heads for India

1950

 

 

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LIFE Magazine, April 23, 1951

Photo by Heinrich Harrer

 

 

In late 1951, Chinese troops entered Lhasa.

 

 

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The Dalai Lama in 1951

 
 
 
 
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The Conquest of Everest
 
Tenzing Norgay of Nepal on the summit of Everest, photographed by his climbing partner, Edmund Hilary of New Zealand.
 
 
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Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa from Nepal, were the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest. They reached the top at 11:30 a. m. on 29 May 1953. They climbed up the south side of Everest from Nepal with a British expedition led by John Hunt.
 
Tenzing Norgay was born Namgyal Wangdi in Tengboche in Khumbu, a Sherpa region of Nepal near Mount Everest, in 1914. His parents were Tibetan Sherpas who resettled among the Sherpas in Khumbu.
 
Tenzing Norgay was a high-altitude porter with the British Expeditions to Everest of 1935, 1936 and 1938.
 
Tenzing Norgay was head of the Sherpa porters and a climber with the Swiss Everest expedition in Nepal to Everest in 1952. With Raymond Lambert, a Swiss climber, Tenzing Norgay came to within 250 metres of the summit, higher up the mountain than anyone before.
 
The following year, 1953, Tenzing reached the summit with Edmund Hillary.
 
Tenzing's uncle was the head lama of the Rongbuk Monastery, on the north side of Everest in Tibet.
 
 
The Race for Everest
 
BBC documentary (2003) (59 min.) 
 
 
 
 
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Tibet News
 
1956
 
 

Visit of H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama to India

1956 - 1957

 
 
The Religious Investiture of His Holiness the 14 Dalai Lama of Tibet
 
1958 documentary by the Office of Tibet, New York
 
 
 
Tibetan uprising against Communist Chinese occupation fails
 
March 1959
 
Dalai Lama flees to India
 
 
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The Dalai Lama, third from right, riding through Tibet. The Dalai Lama left Lhasa on 17 March and reached India on 31 March.
 
 
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The Dalai Lama interviewed after his arrival in India
 
 
Tibet in the News
 
Metro News reel (1959)
 
 
 
Dalai Lama In India
 
British Pathé
 
 
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Dalai Lama in India
 
British Pathé (1959)
 
 
 
Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
 
Newsreel (1959)
 
 
 
Interview with the Dalai Lama
 
1960
 
 
 
Tibet
 
BBC documentary series on the programme The World About Us (1981)
 
Part 1.
 
The Bamboo Curtain Falls
 
Includes comments by Heinrich Harrer
 
(48:23)
 
 
or
 
 
Part 2.
 
The Lost Mystery
 
(48:40)
 
 
 
Tibet - History of a Tragedy
 
1996 French documentary (55:43)
 
 
Or in 4 parts
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Shadow Circus
 
The CIA in Tibet
 
Documentary with Roger "Mac" McCarthy, CIA director of ST Circus (2001)
 
 
 
Chinese film about Tibet
 
(2 parts)
 
 
 
 
 
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His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama
 
 
Ocean of Wisdom
 
The Life of the Dalai Lama
 
 
 
The Dalai Lama
 
Soul of Tibet
 
Biographical documentary (ca. 2000)
 
5 clips:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dalai Lama Receives the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize
 
 

Kundun

 

1997 Hollywood movie

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjbKypkj_98

 

Excerpt

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqWjYtYWVDE

 
 
Dalai Lama receiving Congressional Gold Medal
 
2007
 
 
 
Henry Kissinger talks about Dalai Lama
 
 
 
Interview with the Dalai Lama on his 80th Birthday
 
BBC 2015 (29:17)
 
 
 
The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Celebration
 
Anaheim, California, July 5, 2015
 
(3:14:13)
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Panchen Lama
 
 
Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse. Tibet
 
 
 
10th Panchen Lama
Gonpo Tseten (1933 -  1989), the
10th Panchen Lama (1949 - 1989)
 
 
The Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama Visit India
 
1956 - 1957
 
3 clips:
 
 
 
 
 
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima (1989 - ),
named by the Dalai Lama as the
11th Panchen Lama in 1989
 
 
Gyaincain Norbu (1990 - ), selected
by the People's Republic of China
as the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995
 
 
Tibet's Stolen Child
 
Documentary
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dorje Shugden

 
 
Dorje Shugden

The Spirit and Controversy

Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdkY_IbXt9k

 

Dalai Lama on Dorje Shugden

Washington, D. C.

July 11, 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXovZhv-dt4

 

Dorje Shugden Controversy

France 24 documentary (2009)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eTFXgVKQi4

 

The Illustrated Story of Dorje Shugden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYay5XfwOO4 

 

Dalai Lama on the ban on Dorje Shugden

2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi6Dfhlcgwg

 

 

 
 
 
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Tibet
 
The End of Time
 
Episode from the 1995 Time-Life documentary series Lost Civilizations narrated by Sam Waterston
 
 
 
Tibetan Refugees
 
Recent interviews with Tibetan refugees in India
 
 
 
The Lost Caves of Tibet
 
Documentary film about cave temples in Mustang, a remote part of Nepal
 
 
 
Shangri-La

Lost Treasures of Tibet

PBS documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajuJEtq7v6Y 

 
By road through Mustang to Tibet
 
Journeyman documentary
 
 
 
 
 
Buddhist festival in Gansu
 
 
 
The Ladakh Festival
 
2011
 
 
 
Hemis Monastery Festival
 
June 2012
 
 
 
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Yogis of Tibet
 
2002 documentary
 

 

 

Wheel of Time

 

2003 Documentary about the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodh Gaya, India in 2002 by

 

Werner Herzog

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRjSi9ELD9I

 
 
 

 
 
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Tintin au Tibet par Hergé
(Georges Remi), (1959)
 
 
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Footprint photographed by Eric Shipton, leader of the 1951 British reconnaissance expedition in Nepal to Mount Everest in 1951.
 
 
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Photo by Shipton in 1951 of footprints
left in the snow by what appears to be an enormous bi-pedal animal on the Menlung Glacier in Nepal.
 
 
National Geographic
 
 
 
 
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The Qinghai - Tibet (Golmud - Lhasa) Railway
 
Completed in 2006
 

Qinghai-Tibet Railway

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Episode from the documentary series Megastructures: Extreme Railway
 
National Geographic Channel
 
 
 
Tibet
 
Freedom in Exile
 
Episode about Lhasa today from the documentary series Lost Civilizations
 
 
 

A Year in Tibet
 
Five-part BBC documentary
 
1. The Visit
 
 
2. Three Husbands and a Wedding
 
 
3., 4., 5. N/A