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 ...

 

CEYLON (1940)

Life in Ceylon is shown. Elephants are seen and views of Colombo and the walled city of Galle are included. ...

 

CEYLON (1933)

Ceylon's tea industry.

 

CEYLON - THE NEW DOMINION (1948)

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RL.1 Opening shots of an arch in Colombo and Ceylonese people. After the achievement of full independence, the opening of ...

 

CEYLON FLYING BOAT BASE (29/11/1944) (1944)

Reel 1: Film showing flying boat operations and airmen's recreational activities at RAF Koggala in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). RAF Consolidated ...

 

CINGHALESE DANCES (1910)

Interest. Rural and town scenes of Ceylon.

No Titles. Busy street scene (5). A group of people, including women and girls, ...

 

EAST AFRICAN CHIEFS IN COLOMBO (16/6/1945) (1945)

Sixteen African chiefs, the heads of tribes represented in 11th East African Division fighting in Burma, are received ...

 

EASTERN ROSE (1942) enhanced entry

A commercial for Co-op tea in the guise of a documentary about tea production.

The film shows how tea ...

 

ENTERTAINMENTS ON BOARD HMT DILWARA 14 - 29 JULY 1945... (1945)

Scenes of entertainment activities onboard the troopship HMT Dilwara.

A tug-of-war; Indian Other Ranks (ORs) versus British Other Ranks. ...