South Africa

In 1910 the territories of Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal achieved dominion status as the Union of South Africa. Films depicting these areas are classed together under 'South Africa'.

 
 
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5-INCH SIEGE GUNS CROSSING VAAL RIVER (1900)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. Native drivers and British soldiers stand by the bank of the river urging on the long teams ...

 

a SNEAKY BOER (1901)

A dramatised Boer War short made by the Lancashire firm of Mitchell and Kenyon. It shows two Boers sneaking up ...

 

ADDERLEY STREET, CAPE TOWN (1898)

No titles. Shots from the same camera viewpoint showing horse-drawn traffic and pedestrians and an electric tram arriving at an ...

 

ADVENTURERS (1950)

Set in Africa just after the Boer war, tells of the journey of four men into the African bush, in ...

 

AMBULANCE CROSSING THE MODDER (1899)

ACTUALITY. Boer War: hauled by a long mule train a four-wheeled cart with three British soldiers seated at the rear ...

 

ARRIVAL AND RECEPTION OF LORD ROBERTS AT CAPETOWN (1900)

ACTUALITY. Lord Roberts arrives at Cape Town to head the British army during the Boer War.

A small contingent of soldiers ...

 

ARRIVAL OF WOUNDED AT HOSPITAL SHIP (1899)

ACTUALITY. Boer War wounded being taken onto a hospital ship.

A continuous line of sick and wounded British soldiers being carried ...

 

ARTILLERY CROSSING A RIVER (1900)

ACTUALITY. Men in pith helmets on horseback ford a river and climb the bank. MCU men driving carts pulled by ...

 

AUSTRALIAN MOUNTED RIFLES MARCHING THROUGH CAPE TOWN (1899)

ACTUALITY. A column of Australian cavalry riding down Adderley Street, Cape Town, watched by enthusiastic crowds (90ft).

Note: Filmed by Edgar ...

 

BATTLE OF SPION KOP: AMBULANCE CORPS CROSSING THE TUGELA... (1900)

ACTUALITY. Ambulances and British troops crossing the Tugela River over the pontoon bridge near Trichardt's Drift, during the British retreat ...

 

BILDER AUS S√úDAFRIKA (1909)

ACTUALITY. The construction of a railway bridge across a river in South Africa.

A gang of African labourers, with an overseer, ...

 

BLUEJACKETS' FIELD GUN DRILL AT DURBAN (1898)

ACTUALITY. Military exercise in Durban, South Africa.

Small groups of naval ratings bring their guns into position, fire, unlimber them and ...

 

BOERS BRINGING IN BRITISH PRISONERS (1900)

RECONSTRUCTION. Cavalrymen dressed as Boers escort a number of men wearing kilts towards and past the camera. One or two ...

 

CAPTURE OF BOER BATTERY BY BRITISH (1900)

DOCUMENTARY. "Fake newsfilm" of a Boer war skirmish.

A number of Boer volunteers direct rifle fire and cannon fire at the ...

 

CHARGE OF BOER CAVALRY (1900)

RECONSTRUCTION. A number of cavalrymen dressed as Boers ride towards and past the camera brandishing their swords. A solitary rider ...

 

CRONJE'S SURRENDER TO LORD ROBERTS (1900)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. Three British cavalrymen ride from right to left across a flat landscape, with a group of cavalry ...

 

DEPARTURE OF MR CHAMBERLAIN FOR SOUTH AFRICA (1902)

ACTUALITY. The departure of Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies, for South Africa to sign the Boer peace ...

 

DIAMOND CITY (1949)

A diamond field is discovered in South Africa. How one man attempts to enforce law and order during the working ...

 

EMBARKATION OF THE C.I.V. FOR SOUTH AFRICA (1900)

ACTUALITY. City Imperial Volunteers, carrying rifles and equipment, clamber up the gangway of a troopship at the foot of which ...

 

ENGLISH LANCERS CHARGING (1900)

RECONSTRUCTION. Faked Boer War incident.

View from behind the "Boer" position as they fire with rifles and a small cannon against ...

 

ENTRY OF THE SCOTS' GUARDS INTO BLOEMFONTEIN (1900)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. Scots' Guards march through the market place in Bloemfontain.

Foot soldiers carrying pick-axes or rifles march (R-L) past ...

 

FIELD AMBULANCES CROSSING THE VAAL RIVER (1900)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. Covered wagons drawn by mules, each flying the Red Cross flag, fording the Vaal river (13ft).

Note: Filmed ...

 

FIFTH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS DIGGING ENTRENCHMENTS... (1899)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. Two scenes.

Long shot of soliders digging under the supervision of officers (26). An armoured train, going in ...

 

FOR VALOUR (1937)

FARCE: The Boer War: Ex-con Private Doubleday saves the life of Major Pyke and is recommended for the VC. Instead, ...

 

GANG MAKING RAILWAY - SOUTH AFRICA (1898)

African labourers excavating a clearing, with railway tracks in the background. The Africans may be Zulus (94ft).

 

GENERAL BULLER'S TRANSPORT TRAIN OF OX-TEAMS (1900)

ACTUALITY. Boer WAr. A procession of ox-drawn wagons passing down a trail over a hill towards the camera; the oxen ...

 

GORDON HIGHLANDERS IN LADYSMITH (1900)

ACTUALITY. Boer war. Single shot of a column of Gordon Highlanders marching out of their camp at Ladysmith to meet ...

 

GORDON HIGHLANDERS LEAVE FOR THE BOER WAR (1899)

ACTUALITY. Single shot. A procession of troops, led by pipers, marches in front of the camera. Taken at Union Terrace, ...

 

HEROES OF THE VELDT (1913)

Main title. "Pretoria: decorating the graves of British soldiers killed in the war." MCS women moving amongst the graves and ...

HOW A BRITISH BULLDOG SAVED THE UNION JACK

HOW A BRITISH BULLDOG SAVED THE UNION JACK (1906)has video enhanced entry

A fictional drama from the Zulu Wars.

A British sentry guards a British camp. A Zulu crouches on all fours and ...

 

JIM COMES TO JOH'BURG (1949)

A young African leaves his village in Swaziland and seeks fame and fortune in Johannesburg.

 

KRUGER'S DREAM OF EMPIRE (1900) enhanced entry

British fictional propaganda film on a Boer defeat in the Second Boer War, 27th February 1900.

The film depends ...

 

LADYSMITH - NAVAL BRIGADE DRAGGING 4.7 GUNS INTO LADYSMITH (1900)

ACTUALITY. Single shot. Naval ratings pulling along naval guns during the Boer War.

A long double line of naval ratings hauling ...

 

LANCERS CROSSING THE MODDER RIVER (1899)

ACTUALITY. A column of Lancers fording the Modder River, which has steep banks on either side, during the Boer War.

Note: ...

LANDING OF SAVAGE SOUTH AFRICA AT SOUTHAMPTON

LANDING OF SAVAGE SOUTH AFRICA AT SOUTHAMPTON (1899)has video enhanced entry

Members of the 'Savage South Africa' troupe at Southampton Docks.

The film shows a group of Africans (Zulus) in full tribal ...

 

LORD ROBERTS HOISTING THE UNION JACK AT PRETORIA (1900)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. Ceremonies on the occasion of the raising of the Union Jack at Pretoria, 5 June 1900.

Long shot ...

 

MY SONG GOES FORTH (1937)

INTEREST. A survey of the position of natives in various parts of South Africa.

r.1 Shots of natives in a busy ...

 

NAVAL GUN CROSSING THE VET RIVER DRIFT (1900)

A 4.7-inch naval gun being drawn across the drift by ox-teams. As the gun descends the steep embankment, it is ...

 

NAVAL GUNS FIRING AT COLENSO (1899)

ACTUALITY. Single shot. British naval ratings firing a 4.7" naval gun, during the Boer War, probably 14 December 1899.

Close shot ...

 

OX WAGON (1898)

An ox wagon passes before the camera at some distance; another passes at closer range; a caravan of ox wagons, ...

 

PANORAMIC VIEW OF FRERE CAMP TAKEN FROM THE FRONT OF... (1899)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. 'Phantom ride' taken from a moving train (moving right to left) showing the British encampment at Frere, ...

 

PRESIDENT KRUGER (1898)

ACTUALITY. Long shot of President Kruger.

A long shot of Kruger leaving his residence to be driven off to the Volksraad. ...

 

PRIZE FIGHT OR GLOVE FIGHT BETWEEN JOHN BULL AND PRESIDENT... (1900)

A pantomime on the Boer War in the form of a boxing match between men dressed as John Bull and ...

 

RED CROSS AMBULANCE ON BATTLEFIELD (1900)

RECONSTRUCTION. Boer War(?)

A battlefield, with cannons and wounded soldiers, is filmed from behind the British line(?) A horse-drawn ambulance arrives ...

 

REPAIRING THE BROKEN BRIDGE AT FRERE (1899)

ACTUALITY. Single shot. British officers (Royal Engineers) supervising repair work on a bridge at Frere, spanning the Blaauw Krantz River, ...

 

RHODES OF AFRICA (1936) enhanced entry

Biography of the politician and how he rises from being a diamond-miner in Africa to become Prime Minister of Cape ...

 

RIFLE HILL SIGNAL STATION NEAR FRERE CAMP (1899)

ACTUALITY. Single shot. Signalling from a British trench during the Boer war.

MCU British soldiers lined up along trenches aiming their ...

 

SAVAGE SOUTH AFRICA - SAVAGE ATTACK AND REPULSE (1899)

ACTUALITY. A reconstruction "as performed in the Empress Theatre, 'Greater Britain Exhibition', Earls Court" by Mr Frank E. Fillis's troupe ...