Ceylon

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

 
 
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CEYLON (1940)

Life in Ceylon is shown. Elephants are seen and views of Colombo and the walled city of Galle are included. ...

FOOD FROM THE EMPIRE

FOOD FROM THE EMPIRE (1940)has video enhanced entry

Film showing the food contributions supplied to Britain by various colonies and dominions.

Although more land has been given ...

 

MODERN AGE IN CEYLON (1940)

Unedited footage of railway and road traffic in Ceylon. Also footage of the launching of sailing boats from the beaches. ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

GARDENS OF THE ORIENT

GARDENS OF THE ORIENT (1936)has video enhanced entry

The tea-gardens of India and Ceylon.

Aerial view of countryside around the tea-gardens (54). The Kangchenjunga mountain railway is followed on ...

 

Hayburn Collection. 10: Travels in Ceylon 1936 (1936)

Market scene, cattle in river, village scene with elephant and wild deer; more elephants, village scene, coconuts, bats in trees. ...

 

MONSOON ISLAND (1934) enhanced entry

The tea plantations of Ceylon.

17th century map of Ceylon. Commentary states that the island has been known to traders ...

NEGOMBO COAST

NEGOMBO COAST (1934)has video enhanced entry

Everyday life in Ceylon, with special emphasis on the fishing industry.

Title card: 'Negombo Coast'. Archaic map of south east ...

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), ...