Layard Collection: 11: European leave. 1945?

This film is held by the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum (ID: 2001/132/011).


Layard family leave in Europe. Scotland Family with relatives & details of pre-war country life. Gibraltar from the sea. Deck sports on ocean liner, Italy. Brittany. Scottish mountains and lakes,

Production / Donor Details: The collection was shot mainly in India between 1932 and 1942 by Austin Havelock Layard. The Layard family had held distinguished posts in Ceylon since 1803, and Mr Layard was a high ranking official in the Indian Civil Service in the Central Provences during the 1920s and 1940s, and between 1932 & 1938 was Deputy Commissioner in Delhi. In 1948 and 1949 he served in the office of the U.K. High Commission in Delhi and Calcutta.



  • Layard Collection: 11: European leave. 1945? (Archive)
Series Title:
Layard Collection

Technical Data

Running Time:
7 minutes
Film Gauge (Format):
16mm VHS
200 ft

Production Credits

Production Details
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