Ceylon

Ceylon achieved independence in 1948 as the Dominion of Ceylon, a name later changed to Sri Lanka. 

 
 
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RAMAN COMES TO TOWN A STORY OF CEYLON (1944)

Drama-documentary about a Methodist mission founded in 1816 in Colombo, which helps young tea-plantation workers to learn new skills.

Reel One.

Scenes ...

 

RELEASED PRISONERS OF WAR ARRIVE IN COLOMBO (17/9/1945) (1945)

Former Allied prisoners of war (POWs), recently released from Japanese captivity, arrive in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) en ...

 

ROSE OF THE ORIENT (1931)

Information film about manufacture of tea by CWS. Includes footage from their plantation in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the CWS Westhall ...

 

SALVATION ARMY WORK IN INDIA, BURMA AND CEYLON (1925)

Salvation army workers among the Bhil tribesmen, caring for Burmese and Ceylonese children, and the work of the Catherine Booth ...

SCENES IN CEYLON

SCENES IN CEYLON (1909)has video enhanced entry

Kandy, Colombo and the Kelani river.

Market scene in Kandy. Merchants display their wares, while people, children and animals jostle each ...

 

SCENES ON BOARD THE CRUISER HMS KENT IN THE FAR EAST... (1939)

START 00:00:00 Views filmed inside a drydock (probably the one at Whampoa Dock from 21 to 24 October 1939) showing ...

 

SCENES ON HMS COLOMBO ON THE EAST INDIES STATION, 1933-1935... (1939)

Amateur film shot by Lieutenant David Heber-Percy while serving on HMS Colombo (1933-1935) of shore scenes in the ...

 

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR VISITS HQ SOUTH EAST ASIA... (1945)

Shot on 29 September 1945: An Avro York transport aircraft taxiing; it has the 'phoenix' badge of the Supreme Allied ...

 

SHORE SCENES DURING CONVOY PATROLS BY THE CRUISER HMS... (1940)

START 00:00:00 Scenes filmed from 28 to 30 April 1940 in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean showing at least ...

 

SIAMESE MILITARY MISSION AT SOUTH EAST ASIA COMMAND... (1945)

A military mission from Siam (Thailand) arrives at the headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia ...

SONG OF CEYLON

SONG OF CEYLON (1934)has video enhanced entry

DOCUMENTARY.

r.1 Part 1 - the Buddha. Scenes of dark jungle with glimpses of animals, ruined temples and tropical vegetation (180), ...

 

SZENEN AUS DEM FERNEN OSTEN (1909)

INTEREST. Scenes from the Far East.

Crowds of native people at a quayside passing items from hand to hand to load ...

 

the CRUISER HMS KENT ON ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE INDIAN... (1940)

START 00:00:00 Monochrome views of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon filmed in late 1939, showing a French light cruiser identified ...

 

the KING AND HIS PEOPLE (1943) enhanced entry

A tribute to the "new Empire of the British Commonwealth of Nations" and more specifically to King George ...

 

THÉ: CULTURE, RÉCOLTE, PRÉPARATION INDUSTRIELLE (1909) enhanced entry

INTEREST. The growing, collection and processing of tea in Ceylon.

No main title. Tea bushes planted out by natives under European ...

 

TROPICAL CEYLON (1932)

Travelogue of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

 

UNIVERSAL NEWS (1942) enhanced entry

I. "News from Ceylon." Admiral Sir Geoffrey Layton, Commander-in-Chief of Ceylon, and Sir Henry Turnbull, Officer in Command, are escorted ...

 

WAAF PERSONNEL ARRIVE BY AIR IN CEYLON (16/1/1945) (1945)

Personnel of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force arrive by air at an RAF airfield in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

Distant ...

 

WAAFs AT WORK AND PLAY IN INDIA (7/1945) (1945)

Reel 1: Two airwomen sunbathing in a garden. Two women in civilian clothes sitting on a gate. A woman mounts ...

 

WAR IN THE AIR NO 7 - THE RISING SUN (1954)

Seventh film in a series showing the story of air power and its impact on the world. This ...