Empire in Revolt

Throughout the history of the British Empire, colonial subjects regularly took up arms against their British rulers. Amongst the earliest films of the Empire are those which document one such uprising: the Boer War (1899-1902). From Kenya to Malaya, from Aden to Cyprus, the films selected here highlight some of the many revolts the British faced within its colonies during the 20th century. 

 
 
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RAF SORTIES DURING MAU MAU CAMPAIGN (1954) enhanced entry

Amateur footage of Harvard and Lincoln planes operating in Kenya. The film includes images of a bombing raid over the ...

RHODESIAN SPOTLIGHT NO.  87

RHODESIAN SPOTLIGHT NO. 87 (1959)has video enhanced entry

The Jamboree - Lord Roallen attends international janboree in Salisbury.

Nyasaland Back to Normal - after emergency March 1959.

Round the Federation ...

ROUTINE ADVENTURE

ROUTINE ADVENTURE (1965)has video enhanced entry

Portrait of the British forces helping to defend Aden.

Behind the tranquillity of the Aden coast (sunbathing on beach) ...

 

ROVING REPORT NO 32 (1966) enhanced entry

Views of the C-in-C Middle East, Secretary General of the South Arabian League, Acting High Commissioner and various ...

 

SKIRMISH ROUND THE FLAG (1901) enhanced entry

Dramatised Boer War short made by the Lancashire firm of Mitchell and Kenyon. It shows two nurses saved from the ...

the KNIFE : based on a true story

the KNIFE : based on a true story (1952)has video enhanced entry

Propaganda film encouraging Malayans to inform on Communist Terrorists (CTs) in return for cash rewards.

Narration over dramatic incident. ...

WORLD PICTORIAL NEWS NO 275 (12/8/1946)

WORLD PICTORIAL NEWS NO 275 (12/8/1946) (1946)has video enhanced entry

I. 'TRAGEDY IN JERUSALEM.' An item covering the aftermath of the bombing of the King David Hotel (HQ of the ...