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In 1947, British India was dissolved into two independent states, India and Pakistan.   

 
 
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AMPHIBIOUS LANDING AT RANGOON BY 26TH INDIAN DIVISION... (1945)

Troops of 26th Indian Division, XV Indian Corps, seen making an amphibious landing on the banks of the ...

 

AN INDIAN MAHARAJAH VISTS AN RAF FIELD HOSPITAL NEAR... (1944)

Scenes of a visit by an Indian Maharajah to an RAF field hospital near Imphal.

The Maharajah arrives by ...

 

Anderson Collection: 4 Oceanliner Voyage with young... (1940)

Oceanliner voyage with large number of small children showing how they were kept amused on board. Scenes of unidentified large ...

 

ANGLO-FRENCH ARMISTICE DAY CEREMONY IN SAIGON (11/11/1945) (1945)

In Saigon, capital of French Indo-China (Vietnam), British, Indian and French troops mark the first Armistice Day since ...

 

ANNUAL INSPECTION OF THE BODYGUARD BY HIS EXCELLENCY... (1925) enhanced entry

ACTUALITY. The Governor of Bengal, Lord Lytton, inspects the Governor's Bodyguard in Calcutta.

Main title. The Governor and his party get ...

 

ARMS FROM INDIA (1941) enhanced entry

A survey of the involvement of India's Home Front in the war effort.

An opening sequence of blackout, ARP ...

 

ARRIVAL OF FRENCH TROOPS AND GENERAL LECLERC IN SAIGON... (1945)

French troops under General Leclerc arrive in Saigon to take over military responsibility for Indo-China from 20th Indian ...

 

ARRIVAL OF MAH H.R.H. JIND GAUMONT GRAPHIC NO. 80 (1911)

"ARRIVAL OF MAH H.R.H. JIND (sic). Inspection of the guard of honour" (5). A train arrives and officers in white ...

 

ARRIVAL OF RELEASED PRISONERS OF WAR AT CALCUTTA (19/5/1945) (1945)

British, American, Indian and Chinese personnel released from Japanese captivity in Rangoon arrive by hospital ship in Calcutta.

A ...

 

ARTILLERY SUPPORT - 20TH DIVISION BEACHHEAD 5.5 INCH... (1945)

A battery of the 1st Medium Regiment Royal Artillery in action as support for the beachhead operations of ...

 

ARTILLERY SUPPORT FOR 20TH DIVISION, 100TH BRIGADE... (1945)

1st Medium Regiment Royal Artillery in action near Myinmu, Burma.

An artillery piece is loaded and fired on Japanese ...

 

ASANI SANKET (1973)

Story of the effect of war on the people of a remote rural area of Bengal in 1942.

 

ASKARIS ESCORT JAPANESE PRISONER TO CAMP (11/10/1944) (1944)

A Japanese prisoner of war (POW) is escorted to a POW cage near Imphal by a number of ...

 

ASSAM TRIBAL DANCES (1947)

Assam tribal dances taken in Shillong when Lord Mountbatten arrived in 1947.

 

AT IMPHAL: FIRE AT AMMUNITION DUMP AND GURKHAS OF ASSAM... (1944)

A rough road in countryside. A pall of smoke rises and debris lies around a XXXIII Indian Corps ammunition dump. ...

 

ATTACK ON PYAWBWE BY 17TH INDIAN DIVISION (11/4/1945) (1945)

Troops of 17th Indian Division seen attacking the village of Pyawbwe, on the road to Rangoon, Burma, and ...

 

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PRINCESS (1975)

A fictional study of Imperial India seen through the reminiscences of an exiled daughter of a Marajah and an elderly ...

 

AVRO ANSON OPERATING IN INDIA (1944 (?)) (1944)

Very short film showing an Avro Anson transport aircraft starting up, taxiing, and in flight, somewhere in India.

A ...

 

BAILEY BRIDGE OVER THE PEGU CANAL AND SHERMANS IN ACTION... (1945)

Wide shot showing a very large structure built of Bailey bridging sections. Men of the Madras Sappers and Miners heaving ...

 

BALUCHISTAN (1928)

INTEREST Travelogue.

A Baluchistani on a hill top surveying the country (51-56); shots of the country (75-87); the Bolan Pass (95-130); ...

BASSEIN : an Indian fishing village

BASSEIN : an Indian fishing village (1946)has video enhanced entry

Short documentary about Bassein, a fishing village 25 miles north of Bombay on the shores of the Arabian ...

 

BATANAGAR COMPANY TOWN, INDIA (1939) enhanced entry

The film celebrates the operations of the Bata shoe company highlighting, in particular, the welfare provided for its ...

 

BATTLE OF BRITAIN ANNIVERSARY PARADE, CALCUTTA, INDIA... (1944)

The RAF lead a parade in Calcutta (Kolkata) India, mounted to mark the anniversary of the Battle of ...

 

BEAUFIGHTER OPERATIONS FROM CHIRINGA (18/9/1944) (1944)

Aerial and ground footage of operations by RAF Bristol Beaufighter fighter-bombers based at Chiringa, Bengal Province, India (Bangladesh).

Aerial ...

 

BEHIND THE WINGS (1942)

Behind-the-scenes in the Indian Air Force.

The film shows: aircraft in flight; a newspaper headline stating 'three Japanese planes ...

 

BENGAL'S GOVERNOR IN MANDALAY (18/3/1945) (1945)

His Excellency the Governor-General of Bengal, Mr Richard Gardiner Casey and Lieutenant-General W J ("Bill") Slim visit Mandalay, ...

 

BHOWANI JUNCTION (1956) enhanced entry

India 1947. Story of an Anglo-Indian girl, feeling rejected by both her worlds, in the conflict between her attraction for ...

 

BIG GAME OF LIFE (1935)

Remarkable film record of adventures covering a period of thirty years. Pioneering work photographing wild animals in Africa, India, ...

BIKANER

BIKANER (1934)has video enhanced entry

INSTRUCTIONAL. Opening shot of a map of India. An arrow indicates the Deccan States and then the Rajputana States and ...

 

BIRDS AND... (1930)

ACTUALITY. Shots of various birds and reptiles in Northern India.

Forest (16). Flock of birds flying in circles (23). Two white ...

 

BIRTHDAY PARADE IN HONOUR OF PRINCESS BEATRIX OF HOLLAND... (1946)

In Batavia, Dutch East Indies (Jakarta, Indonesia) a parade is mounted in honour of the birthday of Princess ...

 

BIRTHDAY PROCESSION OF A MAHARAJAH (1903)

ACTUALITY. Coming-of-age celebrations for a Maharajah in India.

A procession of elephants with howdahs passes the camera, crowds run beside it ...

 

BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) enhanced entry

Five Anglo-Catholic nuns open a school and a hospital in the Himalayas. It prospers until a series of mishaps turn ...

 

BLOOD TRANSFUSION IN THE FIELD TO LUSHAI BRIGADE AT... (1944)

A doctor of the Indian Army Medical Corps administers a blood transfusion in the field to a wounded ...

 

BLOWING SPAN OF THE PEGU BRIDGE (3/8/1945) (1945)

The single remaining span of the Pegu Bridge, originally blown by the British in 1942, is demolished by ...

 

BLOWING SPAN OF THE PEGU BRIDGE (3/8/1945) (1945)

The single remaining span of the Pegu Bridge, originally blown by the British in 1942, is demolished by ...

 

Bolland Collection 8: Kotah Past And Present 1993 (1993)

An outline of the history of the State of Kotah, including extracts from vintage 16mm films of the late Maharao ...

 

Bolland Collection: 17: Films of the Maharao of Kotah...

Copies of Maharao of Kotah's 16 mm films:

Kutch-Sant marriage 1928. Shikar (Hunting) in Kutch (1928?). Betrothal and marriage of Maharao ...

 

BREN GUN CARRIERS ON THE ROAD TO MEIKTILA (27/2/1945) (1945)

17th Indian Division IV Corps on the road between Nyaungu and Meiktila, Burma.

Sherman tanks of Probyn's Horse (5th ...

 

BRIGADIER TAUNTON ARRIVES AT JAPANESE AERODROME AT... (1945)

Brigadier Taunton, commander of 80th Indian Brigade (20th Indian Division) arrives at a Japanese airfield in Saigon as ...

 

BRITISH AND INDIAN TROOPS LIBERATE RAMREE TOWN (1945) enhanced entry

On Ramree Island off the Arakan coast of Burma, local civilians welcome British troops, who go sightseeing with ...

 

BRITISH AWARDS FOR AMERICAN ALLIES: SIR RICHARD PEIRSE... (1945)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Peirse, Allied Air Commander-in-Chief, presents British awards to personnel of the United States ...

British In India Museum Collection: 2 'An Indian Durbar'

British In India Museum Collection: 2 'An Indian Durbar' (1926)has video enhanced entry

An Indian Durbar' (1926) Travelogue style film showing coronation of Sir Hari Singh as Maharajah of Kashmir.

Production / Donor Details: ...

 

BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWS NO. 243A EARTHQUAKE IN INDIA... (1934)

EARTHQUAKE IN INDIA SPREADS DESOLATION. Worst shock for 37 years takes heavy toll of life and property, leaving hosts homeless ...

 

BRITISH NEWS NO. 100 (COLONIAL VERSION) (1942)

For a detailed shotlist contact NFTVA. Items include THE ALLIED ARMIES IN BURMA STAFFORD CRIPPS RETURNS FROM INDIA SIR STAFFORD ...

 

BRITISH NEWS NO. 116 (1942)

For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include BIGGEST CONVOY REACHES INDIA THE MASTER PLAN THE DAY SHIFT TAKE OVER ...

 

BRITISH NEWS NO. 126 (1942)

For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include INDIA QUIETENS DOWN, GETS ON WITH THE WAR MRS. ROOSEVELT IN BRITAIN ...

 

BRITISH NEWS NO. 127 (COLONIAL VERSION) (1942)

For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include MADAGASCAR. ON TO ANTANANARIVO CAMEL TRANSPORT IN THE DESERT MRS. ROOSEVELT SEES ...