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Britain's final days as a colonial power play out in 'The Last Post'

It's no coincidence that several recent period dramas have included in their narratives Europe's colonization of the Middle East, Africa or India.

Imperialism could equal the reckless redrawing of borders and servitude for the people of those regions, and those ugly truths were often left out of history books and historical dramas. Recent domestic tragedies, however, have compelled Western storytellers to explore the roots of terrorism - and the

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