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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NIGERIA'S FIRST WOMEN POLICE

NIGERIA'S FIRST WOMEN POLICE (1956)has video enhanced entry

The passing out parade of the first Nigerian women's police. Also shows the policewomen on duty.

The commentator introduces 'this historic ...

MR. MENSAH BUILDS A HOUSE

MR. MENSAH BUILDS A HOUSE (1955)has video enhanced entry

Comedy. Mr. Mensah entrusts the building of his house to his irresponsible nephew, who wastes all the money and materials. ...

 

HEART OF THE MATTER (1953) enhanced entry

Story of a police officer in Sierra Leone who has a love affair with a girl during his wife's absence ...

PROGRESS IN KOJOKROM

PROGRESS IN KOJOKROM (1953)has video enhanced entry

Semi-fictionalised film showing the rle of the local council in Kojokrom, a town in the Western Region of ...

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 ...

SPOTLIGHT ON THE COLONIES

SPOTLIGHT ON THE COLONIES (1950)has video enhanced entry

"This is a brief survey of progress made by the British Government in helping forty separate colonial territories to raise ...

 

GOLD COAST REVIEW NO. 3 (1949) enhanced entry

Cinemagazine chronicling the change and progress taking place in the Gold Coast.

"Consists of the following items:- Governor meets Chiefs at ...

COLONIAL CINEMAGAZINE NO.9

COLONIAL CINEMAGAZINE NO.9 (1947)has video enhanced entry

'London: This magazine is devoted to the activities of the Gold Coast Band during their visit to the U.K. The ...

PALESTINE POLICE

PALESTINE POLICE (1946)has video enhanced entry

Recruiting film for British volunteers for the Palestine Police illustrates the special nature of police duties in the ...

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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, ...