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    USA

    NASSAU IN THE 1930s

     
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    Amateur film. Native dances (Tibet or Bhutan); wedding feast; opening of a reservoir in Darjeeling Municipality by Lady Jackson.

     
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    Amateur film showing daily life in Bundi, India. The road to Amber; women at a well; the market; the Palace; the Bazaar; bathing; well with bullocks drawing water; camel and donkey; women spinning; the Craster family at Jotwara; polo at Jaipur, ...

     
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    Amateur film showing everyday life in Jotwara and Jaipur.

    Includes film of the Craster family; a Rajput wedding; Rambagh Palace, hounds George Craster and the Maharaja of Jaipur; gardens and stables at Jotwara; a procession in Jaipur; a festival ...

     
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    PEACETIME ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL NAVY, CONCENTRATING ON THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET ON EXERCISES

     
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    Shots of Nawanagar state boy scout's activities at HQ and the camp. Amateur footage.

     
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    Great Britain

    Everyday life in Ceylon, with special emphasis on the fishing industry.

    Title card: 'Negombo Coast'. Archaic map of south east Asia, then a focus on Ceylon on the same map; commentary explains that 'Ceylon lies just off the most ...

     
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    Great Britain, USA

    PART 1

    "NGONO AND HER PEOPLE" - Credits. "MISSIONARIES AND NATIVE AFRICANS AS ACTORS - CHARACTERS FICTITIOUS - STORY BASED ON FACT". "THE AFRICAN FOREST VILLAGE OF METRET - ELDERS NEGOTIATE OVER THE BRIDE PRICE FOR NGONO, WITH ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film showing native dances, markets and race meetings in Nigeria.

     
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    Great Britain

    Advertising. Film showing the manufacture of Cadbury's products - cocoa, chocolate and 'Bournvita'.

    Rl.1 Credits (54). PROLOGUE. The night watchman of Cadbury's Bournville factory carries out his rounds (278). He returns to his ...

     
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    NILE 1932

    Great Britain

    INTEREST: Amateur film shot along lower reaches of Nile in Uganda: The Nile: shots taken from boat on river of banks etc. In distance hippo's seen splashing. Shots of a small creek, with crocodile. Seen sliding into river from bank. ...

     
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    NILE TOUR 1936

    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Thomas Cook tour down the Nile.

     
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    Great Britain

    The building of the Nilgiris and Mettur Dam.

     
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    GB

    Film taken in Malta by Lord Mountbatten on Noel Coward's camera.

    The film shows Lady Mountbatten, the Honourable Mrs Richard Morton (afterwards Lady Grantley), Junie Heywood-Lonsdale and possibly Desmond Dryer. Noel ...

     
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    NONQUASSI 1939

    FOCUS ON THE EMPIREGreat Britain

    Members of the Xhosa tribe of South Africa re-enact an old legend in which blind belief in a false prophet leads the tribe to ruin. The commentary draws the parallel with Hitler's Germany.

     
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    BRIGADIER ALSTON COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie shot in Waziristan, on the NW Frontier of India, ca 1930.

    The film shows several of the Camps at which the Frontier troops were based, including Mansai, Jandola, Sorarogha and ...

     
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    BRIGADIER ALSTON COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie shot in Waziristan, on the NW Frontier of India, ca 1930.

    The film begins by showing a practice parachute supply drop and there then follows a sequence showing a convoy of ...

     
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    BRIGADIER ALSTON COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie shot in Waziristan, on the NW Frontier of India, ca 1931.

    The film follows a typical patrol by a set of scouts' platoons, carried out with the purpose of reconnoitring a road ...

     
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    BRIGADIER ALSTON COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie shot in Waziristan, on the NW Frontier of India, ca 1931.

    This film shows something of the social life associated with working on the NW Frontier. Brigadier Alston lived in a ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film of a visit to a temple in or near the Northwest Frontier, India.

    Shots of a dog-like animal. A car parked near a large white temple. Local children pose for the camera. People visiting the temple. ...

     
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    GB

    Untitled amateur film, shot by Royal Army Medical Corps doctor Colonel Alexander Simson (1894-1980), shows summer cruise to Norway and scenes of military life in Northern India, including British soldiers entraining, purifying water from canal, ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Scenes at the Oba Oba Mission, Samoa; view over tropical hills and valleys from summit of hill with huts - hill station; procession of horses and people with supplies climbing road to the hill station - the mission (?); two ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Scenes at the Oba Oba Mission, Samoa; MSs ten-year-old boys; pan across landscape from summit of hill; men, women and children walking to wooden, one-floor buildings and church - the mission (?); CU of European - the minister ...

     
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    Amateur film. Potting, grinding and irrigating in India (probably Madras area).

     
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    (Col) Two young teenage girls pose with colourful parrot type birds on their fingers, also look at flowers and garden at the Gun Carriage Factory estate, Jubbulpore 1940. (B/W) Group of young children of various ages in their best clothes at a Children ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film shot by Captain Cyril Nicholls while serving with the 4th Battalion 6 Rajputana Rifles at Mhow, India, records tracking shot along railway line (overexposed), young British ladies and officers in period bathing wear enjoying diving and ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film, presumably shot by an officer of the East or South Lancashire Regiment serving in the arid north of India, records scenes of native life, British Army enjoying sports (cricket, swimming, polo), military parade, demonstration of hand ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Farce about a professor who is forced to collect taxes and administer while the commissioner is on leave and his deputy is ill.

    Professor Tibbetts, who works for the Teaching and Welfare Institute for the Reformation of Pagans ( ...

     
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    South Africa

    Travelogue of Southern Africa: the Transvaal, Pretoria, Johannesburg mines, Rhodesia, Kimberley diamond mines, Buffalo river, Port Elizabeth, an ostrich farm, Kango caves, and Cape Town.

     
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    South Africa

    The Duke of Kent's tour of South Africa and Rhodesia in 1934.

     
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    ONE FAMILY 1930 has video enhanced entry

    Great Britain

    A London schoolboy dreams he visits Buckingham Palace, where he makes the King's Christmas pudding from ingredients collected from different parts of the British Empire.

    A boy washes and gets ready for school, noting over breakfast ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON - SOUTH EAST ASIA COMMANDGB

    Hodgkinson family scenes in Malaysia and Burma.

    (B&W) Malayan maid and Ditty (wife of Colonel Hodgkinson) holding little boy's hand (Ooty, son of Colonel Hodgkinson), ...

     
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    South Africa

    The Governor General Lord Clarendon opens the Empire Exhibition at Milner Park, Johannesburg, on September 15th 1936. Some of the features of the exhibition are shown.

     
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    OURSELVES 1936

    Scenes of the Phillips family, amateur film-makers, in Hong Kong: on their verandah; at a wedding; on the beach.

     
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    FITZPATRICK TRAVELTALKUSA
     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film.

    Sign, reading H.M.S. Orion, parade and scouts lining up for march. Woodpecker on tree. Sea-shore and team paddling. Teatime in the camp. Crab. Sea-shore. Party of women walking. Grass hut. Fields. View from boat. ...

     
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    P. 1932

    Amateur film. Scenes include; Bombay, arrival by P&O steamer of Viceroy of India, Lord Willington; launch leaves for Gateway of India; salutes from Royal Indian Navy and Royal Air Force; Cawnmpore - own bungalow; Dera Dum, Kailana and road to Kailana; ...

     
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    USA

    Fictionalised documentary of evangelist Mott Keislar and his physician wife in Lahore and how they teach and treat local people.

     
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    Great Britain

    Empire Day Pageant at the Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage at Woking. Children dressed in scout and guide uniforms parade with groups representing different countries of the Empire.

    The display begins with a man and woman - ...

     
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    SECRETS OF INDIA

    Scenes of Udaipur.

     
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    PALESTINE 1932

    Great Britain

    Brief resume of the history of Palestine from the days of Abraham to the modern days. A missionary at work.

     
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    Great Britain

    Footage from Palestine.

     
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    PATHÉ SUPER SOUND GAZETTEGreat Britain

    "PALESTINE: ON THE SEA THAT OUR SAVIOUR KNEW!" "Simple peasants throng shores of Sea of Galilee. Where many stories of the Gospels were enacted. To see a flying boat (Imperial Airways) land on historic waters for ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film of a trip along the Panama Canal, and to Jamaica.

    Pelicans and guanos off Lobos de Afuera (Peru). The crescent moon and after glow just before passing Lobitos oil fields (Peru). Entering the Panama Canal. Various ...

     
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    GB

    Newsreel item on a British tank patrol in the Khyber Pass on the north-west frontier of India, 1931-1933.

    Over the rough ground of the foothills the British drive their tanks, the Light Tank Mark IIB. In close-up, ...

     
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    GB

    Sir Shenton Thomas formally opens the King George VI Dock in Singapore.

     
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    PEMBA 1935

    Great Britain

    Amateur footage of a trip from Madagascar to Pemba Island.

    The film opens in colour with a French steamer leaving Madagascar at Majunga, showing crowded deck scenes and a dhow pulls away from the boat. The film then changes to black ...

     
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    Amateur footage of scenes in Malaya.

    Scenes in Penang, the view of the Old Fort near the harbour, a Malay village, the Springtide Hotel with friends of the Scotts outside. Gardens in Penang and Taiping. The Enggor pontoon bridge on the River ...