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5TH FIELD COMPANY, GOLD COAST REGIMENT ON FOLDING BOAT... (1942) enhanced entry

I. 21 December. Opening with shots of African sappers unloading folding boats from a truck, the film shows the men ...

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 ...

 

AIR FORCE AND JAPS DOWNED, BURMA, 30 JANUARY 1942 (1942) enhanced entry

Burma, 30 January 1942. American Volunteer Group (AVG), Two Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk fighter aircraft warming up for take-off on a ...

ALERT IN THE EAST

ALERT IN THE EAST (1941)has video enhanced entry

A survey of the strategic situation of the British Empire in the Far East in the face of ...

 

AN AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT UNIT (1944) enhanced entry

START 10:33:25 Two Ford 98T 3-ton lorries deliver the performers and prefabricated theatre pavilion belonging to the East Africa Command's ...

AN EAST AFRICAN ARMY FIELD BAKERY

AN EAST AFRICAN ARMY FIELD BAKERY (1944)has video enhanced entry

START 10:16:29 A morning parade for seven African NCOs and 27 Other Ranks wearing white cook's uniform serving with 10th ...

 

ARMS FROM INDIA (1941) enhanced entry

A survey of the involvement of India's Home Front in the war effort.

An opening sequence of blackout, ARP ...

 

BASUTO TROOPS ON ACTIVE SERVICE (1945) enhanced entry

A film made for African audiences showing how Basuto troops are occupied in the Allied cause.

A title reads 'Middle East: ...

 

BLACK TENT (1956) enhanced entry

An army captain wanders, wounded, into a Bedouin tent, and is nursed by the Sheik's daughter, whom he marries.He returns ...

 

BRITISH AND INDIAN TROOPS LIBERATE RAMREE TOWN (1945) enhanced entry

On Ramree Island off the Arakan coast of Burma, local civilians welcome British troops, who go sightseeing with ...

 

BRITISH PARAMOUNT NEWS ISSUE 1173 (1942) enhanced entry

British newsreel covering the British retreat through Burma, an exclusive report by British Paramount cameraman Maurice Ford.

Opening titles ...

 

BURMA VICTORY (1945) enhanced entry

Film about the Allied victory in Burma.

Introduction briefly outlines the geography and climate of Burma, and the extent ...

 

COLOUR FILM SCENES IN KENYA (1945) enhanced entry

START 10:00:03 Views of dry savannah country in Kenya where two giraffes are seen roaming. Five white hunters turn up ...

 

CORONATION OF MAHARAJAH OF MANIPUR (1944) enhanced entry

Bodh Chandra Singh, Maharaja of Manipur, is crowned in a traditional ceremony at Imphal.

Outside a large, stately building ...

 

CYPRUS GOES TO WAR (1941) enhanced entry

Mules on Mount Olympus. Scottish soldiers eating at Othello's Tower at Famagusta, Cyprus. Soldiers cheering. Local farmers employing traditional farming ...

 

DEFENDERS OF INDIA (1941) enhanced entry

A tribute to the Indian troops who had fought in the Libyan campaign.

Over film of Indian troops marching ...

 

EAST AFRICAN ARMY EXHIBITION (1944) enhanced entry

Scenes from the Army Exhibition in Nairobi in September 1944. The film depicts African and European schoolboys inspecting ...

 

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 ...

 

FEEDING OF THE POOR IN RANGOON (18/10/1945) (1945) enhanced entry

Footage showing the feeding of the poor as part of the Buddhist Festival of Lights in Rangoon, shortly ...

 

FIJI RETURN (1945) enhanced entry

Incomplete version (the beginning is missing) of a film about the return home of Fijian soldiers who took ...

 

FORTRESS CEYLON (1945) enhanced entry

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

 

HE'S IN THE NAVY (1940) enhanced entry

Film showing what happens when a boy joins the Royal Indian Navy.

Footage of India's coastline is used as ...

HILLMEN GO TO WAR

HILLMEN GO TO WAR (1944)has video enhanced entry

PROPAGANDA. The way in which Indian hill tribes make contributions to the War effort.

An annual religious festival accompanied by music ...

IN RURAL MAHARASHTRA

IN RURAL MAHARASHTRA (1945)has video enhanced entry

Scenes of the life of a farmer and his family in Maharashtra during the changing seasons of the year.