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a MAMPRUSI VILLAGE

a MAMPRUSI VILLAGE (1944)has video enhanced entry

Opening with a map of the area, the film depicts aspects of village life as local women carry baskets and ...

a NEW LIFE - SQUATTER RESETTLEMENT

a NEW LIFE - SQUATTER RESETTLEMENT (1951)has video enhanced entry

Film showing the resettlement of Chinese squatters from the edge of the Malayan jungle, away from the Communist ...

ACHIEVEMENT IN HONG KONG

ACHIEVEMENT IN HONG KONG (1958)has video enhanced entry

How the Govt. of Singapore has set about the gigantic problem of housing Hong ko ng's swelling population.

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 ...

AFRICAN PEASANT FARMS - THE KINGOLWIRA EXPERIMENT

AFRICAN PEASANT FARMS - THE KINGOLWIRA EXPERIMENT (1936)has video enhanced entry

INTEREST. The film shows a practical experiment to establish a new African settlement in tsetse-fly country.

The film opens with 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 ...

 

ARRIVÉE D'UN TRAIN À MELBOURNE (1896) enhanced entry

ACTUALITY. A train arrives in a station.

A train arrives at Flemington station, Melbourne, coming from the distance left to right, ...

BASSEIN : an Indian fishing village

BASSEIN : an Indian fishing village (1946)has video enhanced entry

Short documentary about Bassein, a fishing village 25 miles north of Bombay on the shores of the Arabian ...

 

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: ...

 

BLAZING THE TRAIL (1927) enhanced entry

Documentary on the Gold Coast, showing the building of a new harbour at Takoradi, and the construction of roads and ...

BRITISH GUIANA

BRITISH GUIANA (1933)has video enhanced entry

A film addressing the geographical conditions, agriculture, and industries within British Guiana.

A title explains that 'the low marshy coast of ...

 

BURMA VICTORY (1945) enhanced entry

Film about the Allied victory in Burma.

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

CHURCHILL VISITS JAMAICA

CHURCHILL VISITS JAMAICA (1953)has video enhanced entry

The visit of Winston Churchill to Jamaica in January 1953.

The film opens with the arrival of Winston Churchill at ...

COLONIAL MONTH

COLONIAL MONTH (1949)has video enhanced entry

Coverage of the Colonial Exhibition in Oxford Street held during Colonial Month in the summer of 1949 to 'spread the ...

 

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 IS AN ISLAND

CYPRUS IS AN ISLAND (1946)has video enhanced entry

A short history of the island is followed by views of the countryside and people in town and village.

Credits. Map ...

 

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 ...

DELHI DURBAR

DELHI DURBAR (1912)has video enhanced entry

Main title (1). "A cinematographic record of the magnificent & historical ceremonies of December 12th, 1911." (7). In a large ...

DISTRICT OFFICER

DISTRICT OFFICER (1945)has video enhanced entry

INTEREST. The work of a district officer or magistrate in the province of Bengal.

Map of India showing the province of ...

FARMER BROWN LEARNS GOOD DAIRYING

FARMER BROWN LEARNS GOOD DAIRYING (1951)has video enhanced entry

The care and management of dairy herds in Jamaica in order to maximise milk yields.

Over agricultural shots, a Jamaican voiceover ...

FIVE FACES

FIVE FACES (1938)has video enhanced entry

The ethnic groups, ceremonies and industries of Malaya.

Rl. 1. BBFC certificate (11). Credits and main title "FIVE FACES". "A film ...

 

FOOT-HILL TOWN (1937) enhanced entry

The town of Darjeeling, showing its life and work. Re-edited material from DARJEELING (Secrets of India series).

Censor certificate (18). ...

 

FUTURE OF ONE MILLION AFRICANS (1950) enhanced entry

The claims made by South Africa on the protectorates of Bechuanaland, Basutoland and Swaziland.

The film begins by offering a historical ...

GOD'S CHILLUN

GOD'S CHILLUN (1938)has video enhanced entry

An account of the slave trade in the West Indies, and the islands' development since emancipation.

Copeland Grant, seated in a ...

 

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 ...

HEART OF AN EMPIRE

HEART OF AN EMPIRE (1935)has video enhanced entry

St. James's Park and its environs.

Opening LS view of St. James's Park, Piccadilly; traffic passing Marble Arch (92). Entrance to ...

 

HISTORY OF THE WAR: EMPIRE TROOPS (1917) enhanced entry

A history of the Great War, focussing on troops from the Empire.

An opening title outlines the scenes depicted within the ...

INDIA MARCHES

INDIA MARCHES (1941)has video enhanced entry

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

MALTA GC

MALTA GC (1943)has video enhanced entry

Film about the Axis air offensive against Malta.

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

MEN OF AFRICA

MEN OF AFRICA (1940)has video enhanced entry

Development programmes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika illustrate that "even in the midst of war, Great Britain does ...

 

MOANA - A ROMANCE OF THE GOLDEN AGE (1926) enhanced entry

Set in Samoa, the film records the daily life of the protagonist as a ceremonial feast is prepared.

Fa'angase, a ...

 

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF INDIA (1944) enhanced entry

India' s most popular instruments.

Title card: 'Musical Instruments of India' over picture of instruments. Rolling script: 'Part of the ...

 

NATIVE STREET IN INDIA (1906) enhanced entry

A street busy with pedestrians and animal-drawn carts is filmed from a static camera position. Many of the Indian men ...

 

NORTHERN TERRITORIES GOLD COAST (1928) enhanced entry

Film on local life in the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast, in particular the Konkomba country.

After briefly outlining the ...

PLAINSMEN OF BAROTSELAND

PLAINSMEN OF BAROTSELAND (1943)has video enhanced entry

Colour documentary showing the migration of a Barotse tribe from Mongu to Limulunga during the seasonal floods.

The film opens with ...

PORTRAIT OF PALESTINE

PORTRAIT OF PALESTINE (1947)has video enhanced entry

The historic past, cultural and economic present and potential future of Palestine are all portrayed as (mainly implicit) ...

PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES IN INDIA

PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES IN INDIA (1905)has video enhanced entry

No main title. Men in military uniform disembarking from a small launch. A second launch from which the Prince and ...

 

ROVING REPORT NO 32 (1966) enhanced entry

Views of the C-in-C Middle East, Secretary General of the South Arabian League, Acting High Commissioner and various ...

 

SCENES AT HIS EXCELLENCY THE VICEROY'S GARDEN PARTY... (1926) enhanced entry

ACTUALITY. Garden party given by Lord Irwin, Viceroy of India during the Calcutta `season'.

Main title (10). The garden party guests ...

 

SELF GOVERNMENT FOR WESTERN NIGERIA (1958) enhanced entry

Celebrations, attended by the Princess Royal, to mark the introduction of self-government in Western Nigeria in November 1957.

The film opens ...

 

SMALLPOX (1950) enhanced entry

Dramatised propaganda film, in which a villager refuses to be vaccinated by the visiting sanitary inspector and contracts smallpox.

'Alabi, a ...

 

SUEZ IN PERSPECTIVE (1957) enhanced entry

A justification of the Anglo-French 'intervention' in Suez.

Introduction sketches background: Britain's "thankless and difficult" task in Palestine mandate; ...

 

the HANDYMEN (1941) enhanced entry

The work and training of the (Royal Bombay) Sappers and Miners; film stresses the military importance of their ...

 

the LAND OF CYPRUS (1950) enhanced entry

"One of the greatest tasks facing many countries today is to give back to the land its lost ...

 

the STILWELL ROAD (1945) enhanced entry

The construction of a supply route through Burma's jungles and mountains by US troops under General Joseph Stilwell ...

THEY PLANTED A STONE

THEY PLANTED A STONE (1953)has video enhanced entry

This film describes how new life was brought to the immense desert of the Sudan by harnessing the waters of ...