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

 
 
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St Joseph's Missionary Society Collection 1-79 (1920)

The St. Joseph's Collection consists of 79 reels donated to the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum by the Mill Hill ...

 

Travancore Game Reserve, Bombay, and Bakers Estate,... (1920)

Travancore Game Reserve, Bombay, and Bakers Estate, Komeron, Cochin.

 

WITH THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN INDIA (1919) enhanced entry

Everyday life for members of 99 (Madras Presidency) Squadron RAF at Ambala, India, June-September 1919.

(Reel 1) The troopship ...

 

INDIAN EDITORS AT HYDE PARK HOTEL (1918) enhanced entry

Arrival of the editors of leading Indian newspapers, on a goodwill tour run by the Ministry of Information, ...

 

OUR EMPIRE'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM - PART 2 (1918) enhanced entry

Semi-contemporary material of the first British forces in France and the creation of the massed armies in Britain ...

 

5TH CALCUTTA BATTALION: PRESENTATION OF COLOURS BY... (1917)

Lord Chelmsford presenting colours to the 5th Calcutta battalion.

 

FROM ENGLAND TO INDIA BY AIR (1917)

ACTUALITY. The arrival in Calcutta of a Handley Page aircraft after the flight from England.

Main title (7). "The arrival in ...

 

HISTORY OF THE WAR: EMPIRE TROOPS (1917) enhanced entry

A history of the Great War, focussing on troops from the Empire.

An opening title outlines the scenes depicted within the ...

 

VICEROY'S CUP RACE (1917)

Horse racing in Calcutta.

 

WITH THE INDIAN TROOPS AT THE FRONT PART I (1916) enhanced entry

Units of the former Indian Corps, just after its disbandment, in rear areas before their departure from France, ...

 

GAUMONT GRAPHIC NO. 443 (1915)

"OUR TROOPS IN INDIA: PARADE OF THE BOMBAY LIGHT HORSE". A column of cavalry march across a field in long ...

 

GAUMONT GRAPHIC NO. 383 (1914)

"FLAG WAVING: American women protest in favour of peace" (15). On the steps of a building a crowd of women ...

HISTORIC MUTINY SITES

HISTORIC MUTINY SITES (1914)has video enhanced entry

INTEREST. Travelogue principally around Delhi.

Main titles. (3) MS double gateway, in a perimeter wall, horse and ox traffic passing through. ...

 

ROLLICKING RAJAH (1914) enhanced entry

Title card: "Vivaphone" Film. Title card: 'The Rollicking Rajah'. First verse and chorus of 'The Rolling Rajah'. The film set ...

 

WONDERFUL FRUIT OF THE TROPICS (1914)

INTEREST. Various fruits in India.

No main title. Intertitle (2). LS of a boy shinning down a large tree outside a ...

 

PATHÉ'S ANIMATED GAZETTE NO. 206 First Edition (1913)

"Memorial serivce at St Paul's Cathedral to the Antarctic heroes. The arrival of the Lord Mayor of London and sheriffs." ...

 

PICTURESQUE INDIA Or IN AND ABOUT CALCUTTA (1913)

INTEREST: Scenes in Bombay and Calcutta.

"The Botanical Gardens of Bombay"(5). MS park gardens. A European man in the foreground photographs ...

DELHI DURBAR

DELHI DURBAR (1912)has video enhanced entry

Main title (1). "A cinematographic record of the magnificent & historical ceremonies of December 12th, 1911." (7). In a large ...

 

KING GEORGE THE FIFTH'S DURBAR HELD TO PROCLAIM HIM... (1912)

Main title. "This great function took place outside Delhi and in importance and magnificence exceeded all such events known in ...

 

KING GEORGE V'S CORONATION DURBAR AT DELHI (1912)

Main title. A general view of the throne dais in the centre of the vast arena (62); a horse-drawn carriage ...

 

KING'S RETURN FROM THE DURBAR GAUMONT GRAPHIC NO.... (1912) enhanced entry

TOPICAL. Disembarkation of King George V and Queen Mary, returning from India.

"The 'Medina' arrives Portsmouth - Their Majesties disembarking". Shot ...

 

OUR KING EMPEROR AND QUEEN EMPRESS HOLD A DURBAR IN... (1912)

Main title. "The Durbar Procession". The procession moves along a road in open countryside lined with troops (65). A distant ...

 

PATHE'S ANIMATED GAZETTE NO. 154 (1912)

Coverage of the King and Queen at the Delhi Durbar in December 1911.

RELIEF OF LUCKNOW

RELIEF OF LUCKNOW (1912)has video enhanced entry

Shows the course of events leading up to the relief of Lucknow.

 

SWORD DANCE PERFORMED BEFORE THE KING AND QUEEN IN... (1912)

Main title (2). A fakir (dressed only in loin cloth) helps his two assistants to set up a pattern of ...

 

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 ...

 

HEPWORTH PERSONAL COLLECTION NO. 41 (1911)

The coronation procession of King George V.

No titles. Two frames with `King George V Coronation' scratched on them. The coronation ...

 

KING AND QUEEN DISEMBARK ESCORTED BY LORD KITCHENER... (1911)

King George V and Queen Mary en route to the Delhi Durbar. They are greeted at Port Said? and attend ...

 

PARTIE FISCHFANG BEI DEM MAHARADSCHA VON KAPURTHALA... (1911) enhanced entry

INTEREST. The Maharajah of Kapurthala and his guests on their journey towards the fishing grounds: men riding on elephants (29). ...

 

TRAVAIL DES ÉLÉPHANTS AUX INDES (1911)

INTEREST. An elephant under the dirction of its trainer moves three large tree trunks over muddy ground (30ft). [16mm].

Note: Contained ...

 

PROCESSION IN INDIA (1910)

INTEREST. A short procession of Indian men and women pass in front of the camera. The men are in the ...

 

SEPOY'S WIFE (1910)

Drama. Historical. The child of a sepoy is dangerously ill. Despite her husband's prejudices, the sepoy's wife goes to the ...

 

TRAVAIL DES ÉLÉPHANTS DE L'INDE (1910)

INTEREST. Indian elephants at work hauling timber.

An elephant team pushes its way through a thicket (20). Natives fell and trim ...

 

DELHI GRANDE VILLE DE L'INDE SUPÉRIEURE (1909)

INTERET. Travelogue. A Muslim festival in Delhi.

Main title (4). HAS of the city (5). Crowded street scenes during the festival ...

 

FABRIQUE DE CÂBLES MARINS À HOWRAH (CALCUTTA) (1909)

INSTRUCTIONAL. The manufacture of rope at Howrah.

Main title (3). Indians unload bales of hemp from a barge on the river ...

 

FRA ELEFANTERNES LAND (1909)

INTEREST. Working elephants in India.

Titles (1). Gap (4). MS three elephants walk along a beach past the camera. In the ...

 

INDIAN ELEPHANTS AND THEIR HANDLERS (1909)

INTEREST. Indian elephants bathing and working.

Sea breaking on rocky shoreline (17). Native handlers on Indian elephants emerging from a lake ...

PRESTON'S EMPIRE DAY

PRESTON'S EMPIRE DAY (1909)has video enhanced entry

A record of the Preston Empire Day celebration of 22 May 1909.

A title introduces 'Preston Empire Day May 22nd 1909. ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

INDIAN WASHING THE BABY (1906)

INTEREST. An Indian baby is held in various positions on the knees of an Indian woman, while another pours several ...

 

NATIVE STREET IN INDIA (1906) enhanced entry

A street busy with pedestrians and animal-drawn carts is filmed from a static camera position. Many of the Indian men ...

 

VIE AUX INDES (1906)

INTEREST. Scenes of life and customs in Calcutta and Bombay.

A busy street in Calcutta filmed from the top of a ...

PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES IN INDIA

PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES IN INDIA (1905)has video enhanced entry

No main title. Men in military uniform disembarking from a small launch. A second launch from which the Prince and ...