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    Great Britain

    TV play about the lives of West Indian immigrants in Britain.

     
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    GB

    Reel 1: (Tin marking: Assam) Gurkha and Sikh troops with British officers at camp. Floods and storm damage to buildings.

    Reel 2: (Tin marking: Ronnie)

    Reel 3: (Tin marking: Aero - Supplies and Recce)

    Reel 4: (Tin marking: Assam, ...

     
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    Nigeria

    Film of the visit of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to Nigeria.

     
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    BP film featuring footage from Nigeria.

     
  • NIGERIA'S FIRST WOMEN POLICE
    Nigeria

    The passing out parade of the first Nigerian women's police. Also shows the policewomen on duty.

    The commentator introduces 'this historic parade at the Southern Police ground' from 26 April 1956. The film shows the women marching at Ikeja ...

     
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    OIL RIVERS 1956

    Great Britain

    No.1 Deals with the nutritional importance of palm oil and palm kernels. Depicts also West African life in the rain belt forest areas of Nigeria. No.2 Outlines the importance to the Nigerian people of the palm and traces how the oil trade ...

     
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    Great Britain

    A true story, showing the problems and difficulties of the Principal of a Theological College as he attempts to bring his African students the real meaning of initiative, leadership and responsibility. Commentator: Gordon Davies.

     
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    GB

    Documentary film of the Anglo-French intervention in and around Suez and Port Said in November 1956.

    "At the Mediterranean head of the Suez Canal is the town of Port Said. It was the scene of British and French ...

     
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    USA

    Documentary on Hong Kong

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    RNAS Hal Far's Air Display, 28th August, 1954.

    Ratings of HMS Falcon clean an Avenger in preparation for air display. Rockets are led under the wing of an Attacker; cleaning of Attacker and ...

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - SOUTH EAST ASIAGB

    I. Whirlwind WV.193 (recognition letter E) lands on a cleared patch in the jungle and soldiers unload tractor parts. Using sheers and lifting tackle the soldiers begin assembling the parts. Further ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Documentary describing the rapid growth of the Nigerian palm oil trade.

     
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    The first Bata shoe fashion show at the Raffles hotel, Singapore. Features models from Singapore's Mannequin school and music from Giancarlo's Italian show band.

     
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    Malaysia

    Travelogue on Singapore, one of the world's natural junctions and one of the greatest international ports.

    The port; street scenes, warehouses, junks unloading timber, the interior of a warehouse, different produce being unloaded eg, ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Maps show how the growing of a varied range of crops is possible; native life and subsistence farming on the Low Veld; commercial cultivation of maize, tobacco, cotton, fruit and barley on the high Veld.

     
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    GB

    Ships of the British Home Fleet pay goodwill visits to islands in the West Indies and then join Canadian ships for joint exercise in the North Atlantic.

    After some scenes from the outward voyage (including refuelling ...

     
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    Great Britain

    New York; "Florida" - Fort Pierce - Miami; "Caribbean Islands"; Cuba; Montego Bay airport; St Kitts - aerial shot of islands, harvesting on estate, buildings, markets, Blairmont factory, from boat. "Bauxite Workings Mackenzie, [British ...

     
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    Selkirk Collection

    English garden domestic scenes with dogs. Hong Kong harbour & views of houses on hills surrounding city. Confrontation with Chinese soldiers at the boarder High Dam under construction. Japanese county villas. Coach parties standing by ...

     
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    Sidney Smith Collection

    A variety of images covering aspects of the Royal Visit to Nigeria of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956.

    Production / Donor Details: Mr. Smith (b. 1914) was a railway engineer who worked in Nigeria between 1937 ...

     
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    Silk Collection

    Travel diary shot by Mr Silk during his farewell tour of Africa after leaving his job as Agricultural Officer in Ghana. Tour begins in Cairo.

    Production / Donor Details: Mr Silk was an Agricultural Officer on the Gold Coast between ...

     
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    Silk Collection

    Travel diary shot by Mr Silk during his farewell tour of Africa after leaving his job as Agricultural Officer in Ghana.

    Production / Donor Details: Mr Silk was an Agricultural Officer on the Gold Coast between 1942 and 1955. This ...

     
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    Silk Collection

    Shots of life in the Gold Coast, March to July 1955

    Production / Donor Details: Mr Silk was an Agricultural Officer on the Gold Coast between 1942 and 1955. In 1956 he took up a post as Lecturer in Tropical Agriculture at ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Tarzan to the rescue of the occupants of a plane that has crashed in Africa jungle. He saves them from white hunter who wants to hand them over to African tribe in exchange for ivory.

     
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    Nigeria

    Survey of the peoples, customs and economy of Nigeria.

    Travelogue of Nigeria. Includes Kano airport, Kano town - the mosque and market; children memorising the Koran; aerial views of Lagos; cocoa and ground nut cultivation; palm oil ...

     
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    GB

    "MALTA". Aerial shots of clouds and of airfield in Malta with RAF Transport Command Handley Page Hastings aircraft parked on the tarmac.

    "NEW DELHI". Shots of buildings including Viceregal Lodge (?) with group strolling in the grounds - one is ...

     
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    Set in a prison camp for men captured in Malaya by the Japanese during World War II, whilst women and children are sent on a series of aimless treks through the jungle.

    The following statement regarding the story appears after the opening credits ...

     
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    International Agencies

    The discussion on the admission of Sudan to the United Nations. Sir Pierson Dixon supports the application as does the United States representative. The Russian president of the Security Council speaks. The vote - Sudan is ...

     
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    Kenya

    Young adventuress' machinations and final doom while fortune hunting in darkest Africa.

     
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    ZANZIBAR 1956

    THIS WEEK [ITV/Rediffusion, 1956-68]Great Britain
     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    RNAS Hal Far - HMS Falcon - holds an open-day fte.

    Shots of the fte activities. Dog handling and inspection for the 'best dog' award. A gravity ride in a drop tank converted into "Rocket XM ...

     
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    Egypt

    Egyptian film of the Suez Incident.

    Port Said - tourists, government building programme, increased prosperity following upon Suez Canal nationalisation. Egyptian pilots, working for the nation rather than a " ...

     
  • the FACTS ABOUT PORT SAID
    GB

    Aerial film of the city, taken after the Suez operation, is produced as evidence to refute Egyptian "allegations that Port Said is a scene of chaos and devastation."

    The film consists mainly of general panoramas (the ...