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

 
 
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FIGHTING IN SURABAYA (1945)

Footage from the Battle of Surabaya (Sourabaya/Soerabaja) in Java, Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), including mortar and artillery fire, ...

 

FIGHTING IN SURABAYA (16/11/1945) (1945)

Chinese refugees flee the fighting in Sourabaya (Surabaya/Soerabaja) in eastern Java, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia).

On a street in ...

 

FIGHTING LEPROSY IN INDIA The WORK OF DICHPALI (1945)

"FIGHTING LEPROSY IN INDIA: THE WORK AT DICHPALI". "ARRIVING AT DICHPALI STATION". Group of men sitting under Dichpali signpost. Crowd ...

 

FIREBOMBING OF KANGAW (27/1/1945) (1945)

RAF Republic Thunderbolt fighter-bombers use napalm against Kangaw, and firebombs are tested at Cox's Bazaar, India (Bangladesh).

Kangaw, on ...

 

FLYING TO INDIA BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS 1932 (1934)

Plane journeys with stop-overs between Europe and India. Amateur film.

 

FOOD AND MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR BURMESE REFUGEES BY... (1945)

The distribution of supplies to local Burmese people in Lingadipa, Burma.

The men of 100th Brigade 20th Indian Division ...

 

FOOT-HILL TOWN (1937) enhanced entry

The town of Darjeeling, showing its life and work. Re-edited material from DARJEELING (Secrets of India series).

Censor certificate (18). ...

 

FOOTBALL MATCH FOR TROOPS: ENGLAND VERSUS SCOTLAND... (1944)

Shot by Sergeant Hammond: wideshots of the game in progress, shot from the back of a lorry, giving a view ...

 

FOOTBALL MATCH IN BATAVIA: DUTCH CIVILIANS VERSUS RAF... (1945)

Dutch civilians, presumably recently released from Japanese internment, play airmen of RAF Batavia at football.

Footage of the game ...

 

FOOTBALL MATCHES ON THE INDO-BURMA BORDER (5/10/1944) (1944)

Scenes of two football matches on the Indo-Burma border, including England versus Scotland and a local RAF team ...

 

FORWARD AIRSTRIP CONSTRUCTION AT ONDAW (1/3/1945) (1945)

Following closely behind the advancing British troops in Burma the Madras Sappers and Miners build an airstrip at ...

 

FOURTEENTH ARMY PRESENTS A JAPANESE SWORD TO INDIAN... (1944)

Indian Air Force 1 Squadron is presented with a Japanese sword in recognition for its service to Fourteenth ...

 

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 ...

Fraser Collection: The Kadir Cup 1934

Fraser Collection: The Kadir Cup 1934 (1934)has video enhanced entry

1934 footage of an annual Raj sporting event, the Kadir Cup Meeting. Competitors and visitors travel on elephants to the ...

 

FREIGHT LOADING FOR CHINA/OVER THE HUMP (3/2/1945) (1945)

RAF Douglas Dakota transport aircraft deliver supplies 'over the Hump' of the Himalayas from Dum Dum, India to ...

 

FRIENDS AMBULANCE UNIT 1939 - 1946 (1946)

Film opens with captions detailing the history of, and current work of, the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU). "1914-1918 Ambulance trains ...

 

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 ...

 

FRONTLINE NEWSPAPER (4/1944 ca) (1944)

An edited production by the SEAC Film Unit (British) shows how 'SEAC', the newspaper of South East Asia ...

 

FUNERAL OF LORD BRABOURNE, CALCUTTA (1939)

Amateur film. Funeral procession of 5th Baron Brabourne, Governor of Bengal 1937-9, in Calcutta in 1939.

 

FURTHER GLIMPSES OF INDIA (1935)

The film opens with a map of India, and continues with scenes from Miss Newman's travels beginning with brief shots ...

 

FURTHER HONOURS FOR EMPIRE PREMIERS TOPICAL BUDGET... (1926)

Empire premiers at Cambridge University, including Mackenzie King of Canada, and the Maharajah of Burdan (44ft).

 

FUTURE OF INDIA BRITISH SCREEN NEWS NO. 248 (1930)

"HM the King-Emperor opens the Round Table Conference which was attended by [Princes/Premiers?] and leaders of the Indian Empire."

 

GANDHI (1982)

Biopic of famed Indian lawyer and activist Mahatma Gandhi, whose methods of non-violent protest against the British Empire led to ...

 

GANDHI COMPILATION (1930)

Compilation of footage of Gandhi, in India and in Britain, probably mostly from newsreel sources. 1. Gandhi in a garden ...

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 ...

 

GAUMONT BRITISH NEWS 1947 : the dominions of India... (1947)

The events in Karachi and in Delhi around Independence Day, 15 August 1947.

On the eve of independence, Jinnah ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

GENERAL SHOTS AFTER CONFERENCE BETWEEN 14TH ARMY COMMANDER,... (1944)

Officers, including Lieutenant-General Slim, from the South East Asia Command gather for a conference in the jungle near ...

 

GENERAL SIR GEORGE GIFFARD INSPECTS TROOPS (4/8/1944) (1944)

General Sir George Giffard, Commander-in-Chief 11th Army Group, inspects his forward troops near Tamu on the Indian-Burmese border.

General ...

 

GENERAL SIR MILES DEMPSEY VISITS TROOPS IN BORNEO (1946)

Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Dempsey, commander Allied Land Forces South East Asia, visits troops on garrison duty on Labuan ...

 

GENERAL SLIM AT AIRSTRIP, IMPHAL (2/8/1944) (1944)

General William Slim, General Officer Commanding 14th Army arrives at Imphal airstrip and chats to Air Commodore S F Vincent, ...

 

GLIMPSES OF INDIA (1935) enhanced entry

Amateur footage, in black and white and colour, shot and edited by Rosie Newman, of her travels in ...

GLIMPSES OF INDIA

GLIMPSES OF INDIA (1929)has video enhanced entry

INTEREST - Travelogue. Scenes of Indian life and architecture.

RL.1 Seas breaking on the rocks at Cape Comorin (58-89); the Afghan ...

 

GOVERNMENT HOUSE GARDEN PARTY 1923 (1923)

Scenes at a garden party given by Earl Lytton, Governor of Bengal, at Government House, Calcutta.

Main title and credit (15). ...

 

GOVERNOR OF BURMA RETURNS TO RANGOON (16/10/1945) (1945)

Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, the pre-war Governor of Burma, returns to Government House, Rangoon, after years of government-in-exile.

View looking ...

 

GOVERNOR'S DURBAR, BIHAR AND ORISSA (1929)

Amateur film of colonial India.

The start of a hunt, with elephants and beaters (3); view from an elephant howdah (16). ...

 

GRAND LODGE DEPUTATION TO INDIA (1927)

A tour made by rail and road to India, Burma and Sikkim, by members of the Grand Lodge of the ...

 

GROUND ATTACK OPERATIONS BY BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTERS OF... (1944)

Scenes of RAF 211 Squadron Bristol Beaufighter ground attack aircraft being serviced before mounting attacks on enemy positions ...

 

GUNGA DIN (1939)

Based on a poem by Rudyard Kipling, GUNGA DIN is a fictional tale set in British India during the Thuggee ...

 

GURKHAS AND SHILLONG SCENERY (1930)

Gurkhas - dances, procession, animal beheading. Shillong activities; Khasi archery; Shillong and Khasi hills.

Filmed by an officer in one of ...

 

GURKHAS ENTER PEGU (2/5/1945) (1945)

Gurkha infantry of 1st Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles, 63rd Brigade, 17th Indian Division, seen entering the town of ...

 

GUTHRIE COLLECTION - GANGTOK AND SIKKIM TRIP - c. 1935 (1935)

Amateur footage of Sikkim, India. Including the gardens of the British officials and the officials themselves. Preparations for a trip. ...

 

Hartgill Collection: Reel 104 of 105. Simla, India,... (1932)

Montage of life in Simla. Colonial English life in a hill station resort which was the summer residence of The ...

 

Hartgill Collection: Reels 1-5 of 105. Simla, India... (1931)

1: Delhi Horse Show , 1929.

2: New Zealand bush shots.

3: Simla: monkeys and beagling, 1931(?).

4: Simla: dead panther and moving ...

 

Hartgill Collection: Reels 11-15 of 105. Voyage to... (1932)

The voyage of troopship SS Navasa through Suez Canal to India. Busy harbours with commercial shipping. Suez Canal. Life on ...