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  • GLIMPSES OF INDIA
    NATURE STUDIESGreat Britain

    INTEREST - Travelogue. Scenes of Indian life and architecture.

    RL.1 Seas breaking on the rocks at Cape Comorin (58-89); the Afghan end of the Khyber Pass (106-182); sentries on guard (233); a camel caravan (332); map ...

     
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    Amateur film of colonial India.

    The start of a hunt, with elephants and beaters (3); view from an elephant howdah (16). Various shots of wounded animals, the elephants and the beaters (47). The Governor's Durbar: pontoon bridge ...

     
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    Holroyd Collection

    Edited, with intertitles. 1929: Hyderabad Zoo.

    Golconda Fort Near Hyderabad City.

    Charminar the 'Arc de Triomphe' of Hyderabad.

    Gopalpore.

    Gundalakamma River and Nathavalson Bridge Construction.

    1930, ...

     
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    Holroyd Collection

    Possibly the official opening of the King George's Dock and port Calcutta? The day's festivities include the arrival of a few dignitaries, a military display invovling lines of soldiers, horses, and a few carriages, and crowds of ...

     
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    TOPICAL BUDGETGreat Britain

    A lion and lioness in Africa. Film supplied by MGM News (90ft).

     
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    INDIA 1929

    Great Britain

    Amateur film of a journey to India via the Suez Canal, of people and life taken in India, 1929.

    The film opens with a shot of a cathedral and the Suez canal. Boys dive for coins and activity on board ship on the way out to India is ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Unedited material on India showing local scenes and European educationalists or missionaries.

     
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    Great Britain

    Indian and European men and women on back of elephant; dead stag being tied onto an elephant; group photograph back at camp - European hunter and family pose in front of elephants and mahouts; party setting out again; dead leopard; another ...

     
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    Scenes of everyday life in New Guinea.

     
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    During a tiger hunt in the Gir forest in India, hunters watch a fight between a rare Indian lion and a tiger.

     
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    EMPIRE NEWS BULLETIN

    "LORD OF THE WORLD: THE IMAGE OF VISHNU, THE HINDU GOD, IS CENTRAL FIGURE IN GREAT PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE OF JAGANNATH AT PURI, INDIA." Two of the cars standing side by side with pilgrims on them (17); closer shot of the crowd of ...

     
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    Amateur footage of scenes in Madras; Viceroy's residence, Thousand Lights bazaar, trooping the colour.

     
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    BRITISH SCREEN NEWS

    The Calcutta seaplane presents herself at Westminster for MPs inspection.

     
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    Newsreel item on the return of a Fairey Long Range Monoplane to Cranwell, completing its flight to India and back, 15th June 1929.

    The aircraft comes in to land at Cranwell and taxies to a halt. The crew members, ...

     
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    Members of the Rafai Fakir sect of Hyderabad perform rituals: dislocation of eyeball, skewering of neck, cheeks, skull and tongue.

     
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    Rafai Fakirs demonstrate their rites in the gardens of Hunt's bungalow.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film showing Sir Hugh Stephenson, local scenes in Patna and Ranchi districts of India. Scenes include; seeing the Governor, Sir Hugh Stephenson, off at the station; the Governor's staff; dead tiger; a picnic; bison; dead deer; ...

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR EXPEDITION film made by Glen Kidston and set in East Africa showing members of a safari, a rhinoceros, lions and giraffes.

    CS of Glen Kidston wearing a tall, pale homburg style hat and a white jacket. He talks to the camera ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Street scenes in ?Salisbury (177) A Kikuyu farm (263) Wambugu, Chief of the Kikuyu, greets Dr Philps of the Church of Scotland Mission (397) Wambugu shows neighbouring chief Mukoma the sword and stick presented by the Duke of York (432) ...

     
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    King Sohat conspires to kill King Ranjit ruler of a neighbouring kingdom.

     
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    EMPIRE SERIESGreat Britain

    The sisal industry in British East Africa. Gathering and transporting the sisal leaves, extracting the fibre by machine, washing, drying, and baling up the finished product.

    Waving sisal grass on a large plantation. ...

     
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    Amateur film showing deck sports on board ship to Suez c.1929.

     
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    Personal film of a trip to Suez from ship's arrival to shots on land.