Empire and Administration

At its largest extent in the aftermath of the First World War, the British Empire covered around 13 million square miles and governed some 458 million people. The task of administering this vast, diverse and geographical scattered polity was undertaken in a variety of different ways. From District Officers and local police on the ground in India and Africa, to the workings of Colonial Governments at home and overseas, these films provide a glimpse of the various administrative techniques, systems and devices that were employed by the British in governing and controlling their subject peoples.

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WAR PICTORIAL NEWS NO 153 (10/4/1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. 'INDIA.' An unidentified merchant ship is berthed in Calcutta Docks having arrived with a consignment of Australian wheat in ...