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)

INTEREST.

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. ...

FOOD FROM THE EMPIRE

FOOD FROM THE EMPIRE (1940)has video enhanced entry

Film showing the food contributions supplied to Britain by various colonies and dominions.

Although more land has been given ...

 

FORTRESS CEYLON (1945) enhanced entry

A view of Ceylon towards the end of the war, looking back over the period of defensive war, ...

GARDENS OF THE ORIENT

GARDENS OF THE ORIENT (1936)has video enhanced entry

The tea-gardens of India and Ceylon.

Aerial view of countryside around the tea-gardens (54). The Kangchenjunga mountain railway is followed on ...

 

GENERALANSICHT VON KANDYS TEMPEL (1910)

INTEREST. Kandy, Sri Lanka: a temple set in trees. Pans left to right (69). A gateway with a small boy ...

 

GEORGE FORMBY'S ENSA PARTY, CEYLON 1945 (3/1945) (1945)

Members of the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) including George Formby, the British music hall artist, arrive to ...

 

Hartgill Collection: Reels 16-20 of 105. Ceylon, India... (1932)

Colombo harbour. Dedication of War Memorial Arch/Monument in Delhi.

Air show display at Delhi. Ascot Racemeeting. Small children enjoy life ...

 

Hayburn Collection. 10: Travels in Ceylon 1936 (1936)

Market scene, cattle in river, village scene with elephant and wild deer; more elephants, village scene, coconuts, bats in trees. ...

 

HOLIDAY IN CEYLON (1946)

Amateur film of travels in hilly country. Also elephants seen performing and natives dancing. [Assigned: 'Ceylon' scratched onto the reel ...

 

HRH DUKE OF GLOUCESTER (ledger title) (1945)

Prince Henry of Gloucester (en route to take up post of Governor General in Australia?) inspects units of ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 136 (19/10/1945) (1945) enhanced entry

I. "THE NEWS IN BRIEF. Karachi Contact Club, Pola Festival, Nagpur - Police Investiture". Sir Hugh Dow, Governor of Sind, ...

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 139 (9/11/1945)

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 139 (9/11/1945) (1945)has video enhanced entry

I. "AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM ARRIVES IN INDIA". Australians arrive in Bombay for a cricket tour that will take them to ...

 

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 ...