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a LIFE WITH A DIFFERENCE (1973)

Documentary showing life in the Women's Royal Naval Service, described by Wrens in their own words.

The demands and ...

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 MATTER OF CHOICE (1965)

The variety and responsibility of life in the WRAF.

Airwomen of the WRAF are introduced at an Operation Flight ...

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.

 

ACHIMOTA (1945)

Gives a picture of the daily life of men and women native students at Achimota College on the Gold Coast, ...

 

AFRICAN JOURNEY (1965)

RAF publicity film and travelogue, ostensibly shot be a ground engineer, and amateur cine enthustiast, who also narrates.

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 ...

ALIEN ORDERS

ALIEN ORDERS (1951)has video enhanced entry

"This C.O.I film is a Crown Film Unit Production of vital interest to all peace-loving peoples today, for the "Alien ...

 

ALL OF ONE COMPANY (1980)

Impressionistic account, without commentary, of day-to-day life onboard HMS Coventry as she sails from Portsmouth to Hong Kong ...

 

AMBUSH (1965)

'Action' drama set in the period of the confrontation with Indonesia.

Establishing scenes show enemy soldiers carrying out an ...

 

ANTARCTIC LANDS (1949)

DOCUMENTARY. The life of British scientists stationed in Graham Islands in the Falkland Islands Dependencies.

 

ASCENSION ISLAND TRACKING STATION (1967)

Installation on Ascension Island of a British-built tracking station, with its huge aerial for reception of signals from outer space.

 

BRITISH CALENDAR NO. 23 - TANGANYIKA (1961)

DOCUMENTARY. Tanganyika on the eve of independence. An interview with Julius Nyerere.

 

BRITISH CALENDAR NO. 41 - JAMAICAN INDEPENDENCE (1962)

DOCUMENTARY. A record of Jamaica at the time of its independence.

 

BRITISH CALENDAR NO. 42 - TRINIDAD INDEPENDENCE (1962)

A record of Trinidad at the time of its independence.

 

BRITISH POLICEMAN (1959)

An account of a typical days work by an English policeman in a provincial city - Leicester.

 

CALL FOR REME (1974)

Short documentary, with a recruiting aim, showing the work of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

"The Space Age ...

CARIBBEAN

CARIBBEAN (1951)has video enhanced entry

A film depicting the Caribbean islands - West Indies, British Guiana and British Honduras - and highlighting the traditional customs ...

 

CATCH ME GOING BACK (1965)

Naval publicity and recruitment film.

The hero, Terry Gardner, is discontented with his job on a building site, where ...

 

CENTRAL FRONT - BURMA (1945)

An outline of the campaign in Burma from the abortive Japanese 'March on Delhi' offensive of 1944 to ...

 

COCOA FROM NIGERIA (1949)

The work of a cocoa farm in southern Nigeria. On a cocoa farm in southern Nigeria, ripened pods are cut ...

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 ...

DAYBREAK IN UDI

DAYBREAK IN UDI (1949)has video

DOCUMENTARY. A maternity hospital is built by natives in the Eastern Nigerian village of Umana.

Rl.1 Opening shots of the natives ...

 

DRAGON SQUADRON (1973)

Recruitment film for the Royal Navy, focusing on the "Dragon Squadron", based in Hong Kong. The Dragon Squadron is responsible ...

EAST AFRICAN COLLEGE

EAST AFRICAN COLLEGE (1950)has video enhanced entry

Shot in Uganda, this film deals with the activities of Makerere College, which provides higher education for Africans from all ...

 

EL DORADO (1951)

DOCUMENTARY. The people, resources and industries of British Guiana.

RL.1 Credits (78). A chart showing the location of Guyana, the 'El ...

 

EL DORADO

The geography, peoples and products of British Guiana. A shorter version of the 1951 36 minute film.

FALKLANDS: THE STORY

FALKLANDS: THE STORY (1948)has video enhanced entry

The development of the Falkland Islands dependencies under British administration; the lives of the men stationed there.

 

FAR EAST WAR MAGAZINE NUMBER 1 (1945) enhanced entry

Two items on the logistic aspects of the campaign in Burma: the "bloodless battle" of the latter stages ...

FATHER AND SON

FATHER AND SON (1945)has video enhanced entry

A film which contrasts the old and the new outlooks in Kenya. An elder of a coastal village has a ...

 

FIGHT FOR LIFE (1946)

A film which shows the primitive conditions of the people of the northern region of the Gold Coast. It shows ...

 

FIJI RETURN (1945) enhanced entry

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

FOOD FROM THE EMPIRE

FOOD FROM THE EMPIRE (1940)has video enhanced entry

Film showing the food contributions supplied to Britain by various colonies and dominions.

Although more land has been given ...

 

FOUR MEN WENT TO SEA (1972)

Film showing the variety of roles in the Royal Navy by illustrating four seamen, each working in a ...

 

Giesler Collection: 1: And Gladly Would He Learn (1960)

Film made by the COI for the National Council for the Supply of Teachers Overseas. Shows how African children live, ...

 

HAUSA VILLAGE (1946)

Life in a village of the Hausa people (Mohammedans), who live in the northern part of Nigeria. The men and ...

 

HELLO! WEST INDIES (1943)

West Indians serving in Britain during World War II talk about their work in the armed forces and in civilian ...

HERE IS THE GOLD COAST

HERE IS THE GOLD COAST (1947)has video enhanced entry

A Central Office of Information film outlining the planned development of the Gold Coast over the next ten years.

Over footage ...

 

INDIA'S NAVY GROWS (1941)

A short film on the expansion of the Royal Indian Navy in the 1930s in both shipping and ...

INDIAN BACKGROUND

INDIAN BACKGROUND (1946)has video enhanced entry

Political and social life in India.

Credits. Crowd of Indians. Commentary states that among the contradictions of India a new ...

 

INDIAN EDITORS AT HYDE PARK HOTEL (1918) enhanced entry

Arrival of the editors of leading Indian newspapers, on a goodwill tour run by the Ministry of Information, ...

 

INDIANS IN ACTION (1942)

A brief picture of the training of India's army and a record of its service overseas through the ...

 

INTRODUCING EAST AFRICA NO 2 (1950) enhanced entry

Government information film on East Africa.

A brief historical survey introduces the foreign racial elements - Arab, European and ...

 

KARIBA - POWER FOR CENTRAL AFRICA (1960)

The construction of the Kariba Dam; opening by Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother 17/5/60; removal of wildlife from the affected area ...

 

LOOKING AFTER THE NAVY (1971)

The rle of medical staff in the Royal Navy.

The various kinds of medical staff in the Navy are ...

 

MALTA CONVOY (1943)

This film describes the adventures of the famous convoy to Malta in August, 1942. It shows some general views of ...

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 ...

 

MORNING ON MOUNT KENYA (1960)

'Adventure' film and indirect recruiting appeal for the British Army.

Two soldiers, Jeff Woodley and Kip Dormer, relax with ...