Empire and Development

In order for the British Empire to fulfil its economic and strategic goals in the colonies, areas under British control had to be “developed” so that British interests could operate successfully. This meant the creation of an entire modernised infrastructure based on the European model. New transportation links moved goods and people around, modern factories and industrial zones were developed, and advanced communication and military networks were set up. Imposed civic codes governed all of these developments, and urban centres sprang up throughout the Empire, dispensing healthcare and education and administering locally-devised versions of British law and order. 

 
 
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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.

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 ...

 

FOCUS ON THE NILE (1952) enhanced entry

The importance of the life-giving waters of the Nile to Sudan and Egypt with property depending on the success of ...

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 ...

 

GOLD COAST REVIEW NO. 2 (1949) enhanced entry

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

"Consists of the following items:- 'Number, Please!' The Story ...

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 ...

 

MAN OF AFRICA (1953) enhanced entry

Dramatisation of the Bakiga people's attempt to cultivate the Kigezi district of Uganda, and their encounter with the Pygmies.

The camera ...

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 ...

Morrison Collection: 1: Jekko Falls Hydro Electric Scheme : Pts 1 & 2 1937-1938

Morrison Collection: 1: Jekko Falls Hydro Electric... (1938)has video enhanced entry

Reels 1 and 2 of the Morrison Collection show the whole of the construction of the Jekko Falls Hydro Electric ...

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. ...

NAIROBI

NAIROBI (1950)has video enhanced entry

Travelogue of everyday life in Nairobi, Kenya, concluding with the ceremony granting the town the status of a city.

A British ...

 

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 ...