Ceylon

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

 
 
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INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 55 (1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. BENGALS SUPPLY AND TRANSPORT SITUATION IMPROVED

I. BENGALS SUPPLY AND TRANSPORT SITUATION IMPROVED - Watching army trucks being ...

LIFE IN AIR COMMAND SOUTH EAST ASIA

LIFE IN AIR COMMAND SOUTH EAST ASIA (1945)has video enhanced entry

Reel 1: Model of India, filmed at low angle with crawl of text; RAF Film Production Unit presents Life in ...

 

LIFE WITH AN AIR SEA RESCUE UNIT (15/12/1944) (1944)

Reel 1: A carpenter at work among palm trees. An armourer carries a Browning machine gun. Close-up of carpenter. Close-up ...

 

MODERN AGE IN CEYLON (1940)

Unedited footage of railway and road traffic in Ceylon. Also footage of the launching of sailing boats from the beaches. ...

 

MONSOON ISLAND (1934) enhanced entry

The tea plantations of Ceylon.

17th century map of Ceylon. Commentary states that the island has been known to traders ...

 

MOUNTBATTEN IN CONFERENCE AT SOUTH EAST ASIA COMMAND... (1945)

Lord Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command chairs a meeting with other senior British and American ...

NEGOMBO COAST

NEGOMBO COAST (1934)has video enhanced entry

Everyday life in Ceylon, with special emphasis on the fishing industry.

Title card: 'Negombo Coast'. Archaic map of south east ...

 

NEW ALLIED AIR COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ARRIVES IN CEYLON... (1945)

The new Allied Air Commander-in-Chief, Air Marshal Sir Keith Park, arrives at Ratmalana airport in Columbo, Ceylon (Sri ...

 

ON BOARD THE ESCORT CARRIER HMS HUNTER (1945)

START 00:00:00 04:09 Title card 'Trincomalee Harbour. Royalist "Ameer" "Hunter"'. A voyage around the anchorage in the Bay of Trincomalee, ...

 

ONE COLOMBO NIGHT (1926)

A ruined planter makes good in Australia and returns in time to save his fiancée from a nunnery.

 

PROCESSION, AIR SHOW AND FOOTBALL MATCH AT COLUMBO,... (1944)

High angle shots from roof of Secretariat building of procession moving though Columbo with civilians all around. Twelve Spitfire Mk ...