Ceylon

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

 
 
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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 ...

 

CEYLON - THE NEW DOMINION (1948)

INTEREST.

RL.1 Opening shots of an arch in Colombo and Ceylonese people. After the achievement of full independence, the opening of ...

 

BRITISH NEWS NO. 394 (COLONIAL VERSION) (1947)

For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include HYDERABAD TODAY NEWS IN BRIEF FRIENDSHIP CARGO LEAVES AMERICA BELGIAN CROSS COUNTRY ...

 

HOLIDAY IN CEYLON (1946)

Amateur film of travels in hilly country. Also elephants seen performing and natives dancing. [Assigned: 'Ceylon' scratched onto the reel ...

 

ALLIED INVESTITURE AT HEADQUARTERS SOUTH EAST ASIA... (1945)

Lieutenant-General Raymond Wheeler US Army, is invested as an honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE), while ...

 

ALLIED INVESTITURE AT HEADQUARTERS SOUTH EAST ASIA... (1945)

Lieutenant-General Raymond Wheeler US Army, is invested as an honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE), while ...

 

EAST AFRICAN CHIEFS IN COLOMBO (16/6/1945) (1945)

Sixteen African chiefs, the heads of tribes represented in 11th East African Division fighting in Burma, are received ...

 

ENTERTAINMENTS ON BOARD HMT DILWARA 14 - 29 JULY 1945... (1945)

Scenes of entertainment activities onboard the troopship HMT Dilwara.

A tug-of-war; Indian Other Ranks (ORs) versus British Other Ranks. ...

 

FORTRESS CEYLON (1945) enhanced entry

A view of Ceylon towards the end of the war, looking back over the period of defensive war, ...

 

GEORGE FORMBY'S ENSA PARTY, CEYLON 1945 (3/1945) (1945)

Members of the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) including George Formby, the British music hall artist, arrive to ...

 

HRH DUKE OF GLOUCESTER (ledger title) (1945)

Prince Henry of Gloucester (en route to take up post of Governor General in Australia?) inspects units of ...

 

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, ...

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 139 (9/11/1945)

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 139 (9/11/1945) (1945)has video enhanced entry

I. "AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM ARRIVES IN INDIA". Australians arrive in Bombay for a cricket tour that will take them to ...

LIFE IN AIR COMMAND SOUTH EAST ASIA

LIFE IN AIR COMMAND SOUTH EAST ASIA (1945)has video enhanced entry

Reel 1: Model of India, filmed at low angle with crawl of text; RAF Film Production Unit presents Life in ...

 

MOUNTBATTEN IN CONFERENCE AT SOUTH EAST ASIA COMMAND... (1945)

Lord Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command chairs a meeting with other senior British and American ...

 

NEW ALLIED AIR COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ARRIVES IN CEYLON... (1945)

The new Allied Air Commander-in-Chief, Air Marshal Sir Keith Park, arrives at Ratmalana airport in Columbo, Ceylon (Sri ...

 

ON BOARD THE ESCORT CARRIER HMS HUNTER (1945)

START 00:00:00 04:09 Title card 'Trincomalee Harbour. Royalist "Ameer" "Hunter"'. A voyage around the anchorage in the Bay of Trincomalee, ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

ASKARIS TRAINING IN CEYLON (6/1944(?)) (1944)

African troops (askaris), probably of the 11th East African Division, are seen training in jungle country in Ceylon ...

 

CALLING BLIGHTY NO. 186 (DUNDEE AREA) (1944)

Messages home from British servicemen (RAF, RN) in Polonnaruwa, Ceylon to their loved ones in Dundee, Scotland. External scenes.

 

CEYLON FLYING BOAT BASE (29/11/1944) (1944)

Reel 1: Film showing flying boat operations and airmen's recreational activities at RAF Koggala in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). RAF Consolidated ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 55 (1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. BENGALS SUPPLY AND TRANSPORT SITUATION IMPROVED

I. BENGALS SUPPLY AND TRANSPORT SITUATION IMPROVED - Watching army trucks being ...

 

LIFE WITH AN AIR SEA RESCUE UNIT (15/12/1944) (1944)

Reel 1: A carpenter at work among palm trees. An armourer carries a Browning machine gun. Close-up of carpenter. Close-up ...

 

PROCESSION, AIR SHOW AND FOOTBALL MATCH AT COLUMBO,... (1944)

High angle shots from roof of Secretariat building of procession moving though Columbo with civilians all around. Twelve Spitfire Mk ...

 

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 ...

 

A DAY IN CEYLON (1943) enhanced entry

Amateur film shot by British Army Kinema Unit operator Sergeant Roy Lister records scenes of local life in Colombo, Gordon ...

AFRICA'S FIGHTING MEN

AFRICA'S FIGHTING MEN (1943)has video enhanced entry

An illustration of the role of African servicemen in the Second World War. The King's African Rifles and the Royal ...

 

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 ...

 

BRITISH NEWS NO. 124 (COLONIAL VERSION) (1942)

For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include NEW GUINEA WAR IS A BATTLE OF SUPPLY LINES WARTIME CROWD RELAXES ...

 

BRITISH NEWS NO. 128 (1942)

For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include NEWS FROM CEYLON DESERT OFFENSIVE GETS GOING

 

EASTERN ROSE (1942) enhanced entry

A commercial for Co-op tea in the guise of a documentary about tea production.

The film shows how tea ...

 

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 ...

 

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), ...