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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

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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

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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

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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

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

An annual religious festival accompanied by music ...

IN RURAL MAHARASHTRA

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

 

INDIA IN CRISIS (Year 8 No 1) (1942) enhanced entry

Part one of a double issue (part two - 'India at War') dealing with India's political state while ...

INDIA MARCHES

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A brief look at an Indian Army Regiment (15th Punjab).

Material includes reveill; arms drill; bayonet practice; signals training ...

 

INDIAN MOVIETONE NEWS NO 19 (1943-06-16) (1943) enhanced entry

I. VICEROY VISITS EASTERN FRONT - Pictures of His Excellency The viceroy, Lord Linlithgow's flying visit to the ...

 

INDIAN MOVIETONE NEWS NO 9 (1943-02) (1943) enhanced entry

I. INDIA'S LAST TRIBUTE TO SIR SIKANDAR HYAT KHAN - Showing the funeral procession of Punjab's late Premier.

I. ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 135 (12/10/1945) (1945) enhanced entry

I. "SIR SHENTON THOMAS REUNITED WITH WIFE AFTER 3 AND A 1/2 YEARS OF JAPANESE INTERNMENT". At Calcutta airport, Sir ...

 

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)

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

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 39 (1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. INDIAN AIR FORCE SQUADRON COMMANDERS FOREGATHER AT DELHI

I. INDIAN AIR FORCE SQUADRON COMMANDERS FOREGATHER AT DELHI - ...

 

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 ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 56 (1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. BOMBAY'S GENEROSITY IN A HUMANITARIAN CAUSE

I. BOMBAY'S GENEROSITY IN A HUMANITARIAN CAUSE - A cheque is a ...

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 62 (19/5/1944)

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I. "MR. GANDHI RELEASED" Gandhi is released from the Aga Khan's palace after a year and a half. Initial scenes ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 67 (23/6/1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. "NATIONAL DEFENCE COUNCIL MEMBERS WITH INDIAN TROOPS IN THE MIDDLE EAST" Touring members of the National Defence Council meet ...

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 70 (14/7/1944)

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I. "WEST AFRICAN'S ROLE IN INDIA'S DEFENCE" West African troops, "toughened by the toughest climate in the world", arrive in ...

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 71 (21/7/1944)

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I. "KHALSAS WINS M.U.C. GOLD CUP" The Gold Cup Final (soccer) in Madras is won by Khalsa College. The match ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 74 (11/8/1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. "RAILWAYS ENSURE SAFETY FIRST" A passenger train collision with a concrete block, placed across the line, is staged by ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 84 (20/10/1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. "THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF PRESENTS NEW COLOURS TO THE FOURTH BOMBAY GRENADIERS" The Commander-in-Chief, General Sir Claude Auchinleck, arrives in Bombay ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 88 (17/11/1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. "THE EMIR OF KATSINA COMES TO INDIA TO SEE HIS WEST AFRICAN TROOPS" The Muslim Emir of Katsina (on ...

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 91 (8/12/1944)

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I. "MUSLIMS WIN BOMBAY PENTANGULAR TOURNAMENT FINAL" Cricket veteran Hardstaff comments "I don't remember a more thrilling match in my ...

 

LIBERATION OF YENANGYAUNG (1945) enhanced entry

Indian troops of 4th Battalion, 15th Punjab Regiment (33rd Brigade, 7th Indian Division) reoccupy the oil town of ...

LIFE IN AIR COMMAND SOUTH EAST ASIA

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

 

LT. GEN. STONE PRESENTS B.E.M. TO EAST AFRICAN (1944) enhanced entry

Private Valentino Owori of the East African Pioneer Corps receives the British Empire Medal from Lieutenant General R.G.W.H. ...

MALTA GC

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Film about the Axis air offensive against Malta.

British supply effort, upon which the island is dependent, is rendered ...

 

MANDALAY - RANGOON (1947) enhanced entry

Scenes of post-war Burma. The funeral procession is most likely that of Bogyoke Aung San (leader of the ...

 

MARCH OF TIME 8TH YEAR NO. 2 (1942) enhanced entry

The Indian contribution to the war effort.

Titles. Long lines of Indian troops advancing towards camera. A busy Indian street, ...