Ceylon

Ceylon achieved independence in 1948 as the Dominion of Ceylon, a name later changed to Sri Lanka. 

 
 
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A DAY IN CEYLON (1943) enhanced entry

Amateur film shot by British Army Kinema Unit operator Sergeant Roy Lister records scenes of local life in Colombo, Gordon ...

AFRICA'S FIGHTING MEN

AFRICA'S FIGHTING MEN (1943)has video enhanced entry

An illustration of the role of African servicemen in the Second World War. The King's African Rifles and the Royal ...

 

ALL AT SEA!; EN ROUTE FOR CEYLON (1931)

INTEREST. Shots of the sea from the side of "S.S. Narkunda" (31). The bridge of the ship (65). The engine ...

 

ALLIED INVESTITURE AT HEADQUARTERS SOUTH EAST ASIA... (1945)

Lieutenant-General Raymond Wheeler US Army, is invested as an honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE), while ...

 

ALLIED INVESTITURE AT HEADQUARTERS SOUTH EAST ASIA... (1945)

Lieutenant-General Raymond Wheeler US Army, is invested as an honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE), while ...

 

ASKARIS TRAINING IN CEYLON (6/1944(?)) (1944)

African troops (askaris), probably of the 11th East African Division, are seen training in jungle country in Ceylon ...

 

BRITAIN'S BIRTHRIGHT (1924) enhanced entry

The goodwill tour of the Royal Navy's special service squadron around the world, November 1923 to September 1924.

The ...

 

BRITISH NEWS NO. 124 (COLONIAL VERSION) (1942)

For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include NEW GUINEA WAR IS A BATTLE OF SUPPLY LINES WARTIME CROWD RELAXES ...

 

BRITISH NEWS NO. 128 (1942)

For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include NEWS FROM CEYLON DESERT OFFENSIVE GETS GOING

 

BRITISH NEWS NO. 394 (COLONIAL VERSION) (1947)

For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include HYDERABAD TODAY NEWS IN BRIEF FRIENDSHIP CARGO LEAVES AMERICA BELGIAN CROSS COUNTRY ...

 

CALLING BLIGHTY NO. 186 (DUNDEE AREA) (1944)

Messages home from British servicemen (RAF, RN) in Polonnaruwa, Ceylon to their loved ones in Dundee, Scotland. External scenes.

 

CEYLAN, VÉCU ET PITTORESQUE (1905) enhanced entry

Early footage from Ceylon.

Title card: 'Views and People in Ceylon'. Shots taken from the front of a train as ...