South Africa

In 1910 the territories of Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal achieved dominion status as the Union of South Africa. Films depicting these areas are classed together under 'South Africa'.

 
 
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5-INCH SIEGE GUNS CROSSING VAAL RIVER (1900)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. Native drivers and British soldiers stand by the bank of the river urging on the long teams ...

 

a SNEAKY BOER (1901)

A dramatised Boer War short made by the Lancashire firm of Mitchell and Kenyon. It shows two Boers sneaking up ...

 

ADDERLEY STREET, CAPE TOWN (1898)

No titles. Shots from the same camera viewpoint showing horse-drawn traffic and pedestrians and an electric tram arriving at an ...

 

ADVENTURERS (1950)

Set in Africa just after the Boer war, tells of the journey of four men into the African bush, in ...

 

AMBULANCE CROSSING THE MODDER (1899)

ACTUALITY. Boer War: hauled by a long mule train a four-wheeled cart with three British soldiers seated at the rear ...

 

ARRIVAL AND RECEPTION OF LORD ROBERTS AT CAPETOWN (1900)

ACTUALITY. Lord Roberts arrives at Cape Town to head the British army during the Boer War.

A small contingent of soldiers ...

 

ARRIVAL OF WOUNDED AT HOSPITAL SHIP (1899)

ACTUALITY. Boer War wounded being taken onto a hospital ship.

A continuous line of sick and wounded British soldiers being carried ...

 

ARTILLERY CROSSING A RIVER (1900)

ACTUALITY. Men in pith helmets on horseback ford a river and climb the bank. MCU men driving carts pulled by ...

 

AUSTRALIAN MOUNTED RIFLES MARCHING THROUGH CAPE TOWN (1899)

ACTUALITY. A column of Australian cavalry riding down Adderley Street, Cape Town, watched by enthusiastic crowds (90ft).

Note: Filmed by Edgar ...

 

BATTLE OF SPION KOP: AMBULANCE CORPS CROSSING THE TUGELA... (1900)

ACTUALITY. Ambulances and British troops crossing the Tugela River over the pontoon bridge near Trichardt's Drift, during the British retreat ...

 

BILDER AUS S√úDAFRIKA (1909)

ACTUALITY. The construction of a railway bridge across a river in South Africa.

A gang of African labourers, with an overseer, ...

 

BLUEJACKETS' FIELD GUN DRILL AT DURBAN (1898)

ACTUALITY. Military exercise in Durban, South Africa.

Small groups of naval ratings bring their guns into position, fire, unlimber them and ...

 

BOERS BRINGING IN BRITISH PRISONERS (1900)

RECONSTRUCTION. Cavalrymen dressed as Boers escort a number of men wearing kilts towards and past the camera. One or two ...

 

CAPTURE OF BOER BATTERY BY BRITISH (1900)

DOCUMENTARY. "Fake newsfilm" of a Boer war skirmish.

A number of Boer volunteers direct rifle fire and cannon fire at the ...

 

CHARGE OF BOER CAVALRY (1900)

RECONSTRUCTION. A number of cavalrymen dressed as Boers ride towards and past the camera brandishing their swords. A solitary rider ...

 

CRONJE'S SURRENDER TO LORD ROBERTS (1900)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. Three British cavalrymen ride from right to left across a flat landscape, with a group of cavalry ...

 

DEPARTURE OF MR CHAMBERLAIN FOR SOUTH AFRICA (1902)

ACTUALITY. The departure of Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies, for South Africa to sign the Boer peace ...

 

DIAMOND CITY (1949)

A diamond field is discovered in South Africa. How one man attempts to enforce law and order during the working ...

 

EMBARKATION OF THE C.I.V. FOR SOUTH AFRICA (1900)

ACTUALITY. City Imperial Volunteers, carrying rifles and equipment, clamber up the gangway of a troopship at the foot of which ...

 

ENGLISH LANCERS CHARGING (1900)

RECONSTRUCTION. Faked Boer War incident.

View from behind the "Boer" position as they fire with rifles and a small cannon against ...

 

ENTRY OF THE SCOTS' GUARDS INTO BLOEMFONTEIN (1900)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. Scots' Guards march through the market place in Bloemfontain.

Foot soldiers carrying pick-axes or rifles march (R-L) past ...

 

FIELD AMBULANCES CROSSING THE VAAL RIVER (1900)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. Covered wagons drawn by mules, each flying the Red Cross flag, fording the Vaal river (13ft).

Note: Filmed ...

 

FIFTH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS DIGGING ENTRENCHMENTS... (1899)

ACTUALITY. Boer War. Two scenes.

Long shot of soliders digging under the supervision of officers (26). An armoured train, going in ...

 

FOR VALOUR (1937)

FARCE: The Boer War: Ex-con Private Doubleday saves the life of Major Pyke and is recommended for the VC. Instead, ...