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    Great Britain

    The film shows Indian towns and villages, and highlights the production of silk, wheat, rice, sugar and jute.

    The film opens with a map of India, which a title introduces as the 'land of Mosques and Temples' and as the 'land of ...

     
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    PETRA 1938

    Great Britain

    Documentary on the city of Petra. Traces four civilisations, each of which found value in re-establishing the life of this city, whose temples and dwellings were shaped out of the caves in the cliff of a mountain range in the heart of the ...

     
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    USA

    Cape Town, Durban and the Victoria Falls in Rhodesia.

     
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    Filmed from the front of a car. English men and women on horses chase a pig with spears. Pig stuck with spears.

     
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    India. (1926?1946?) British man pouring tea by the roadside from a flask, then climbing onto a horse and off trekking, many locals carrying sacks following through hills and villages. British woman on a horse, side-saddle (44) (c1932) On hunt through ...

     
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    Reel 1:

    00:00 Pan on deck of ship, presumably the SS Duchess of Richmond, a church service (commemorative?) is held. Some of the ships officers are attending and a number of civilian men are wearing medals.

    00:08 Ashore a large party of ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Carving wooden pillows. Cutting a suitable branch - a forked section - which is measured, shaped with axe and adze and finally with a knife. The wood is left to dry, then rubbed with butter and heated over the fire. Final smoothing and ...

     
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    Descriptive of the life on the island, as lived by the present-day survivors of the mutineers from HMS Bounty.

     
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    Great Britain

    Trinidad; its products and the people who work on the plantations.

     
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    Bermuda

    INTEREST. Travelogue and promotional film for the island of Bermuda.

    Main title and credits (37). LS `Queen of Bermuda' liner leaving harbour of New York (New York skyline not seen) (53). Closer view of the liner as it sails past (77). ...

     
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    Great Britain

    SOUTH AFRICAN TRIBAL CUSTOMS

     
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    A polo match probably played in Jodphur, India.

     
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    Great Britain

    Pottery making methods among the Bimal tribe at Danana, Somaliland.

    Dry clay is collected and pounded and sifted to make a fine grit. Wet clay is carried back to the village. The clay is mixed with the grit and fine sand and puddled ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Pottery making methods among the Eile tribe at Gelib, Somaliland.

    The potter and his wife. The woman puddles the clay. The man makes the pots on a simple wheel, shaping the top part first from sausages of clay. The walls are shaped ...

     
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    Dominica, Great Britain

    "Every year on the two days preceding Ash Wednesday, Dominica gives itself up to the spirit of Carnival".

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film showing a procession of elephants in silver-plated armour in Jaipur; women spinning; the road to Amber; scenes of the Craster family at Jotwara including a Sikh orderly; John McLeod Campbell at Galta; sacred monkeys; a fakir; ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INSTRUCTIONAL. The cultivation of sugar and coffee in Kenya

    Credits (6). A man spoons brown sugar into his coffee cup (26). "Do you know that the sugar you put into your coffee cup is an Empire product? Sugar cane is a member of the ...

     
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    USA

    Pygmies of the Central African rain forest; aspects of their way of life - domestic, hunting, and bartering.

     
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    ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM. An expedition through the Borneo jungle to a pygmy settlement. All the `pygmies' smoke, including children from the age of seven.

    No main title. "It was strictly for purposes of scientific study that we went to Borneo ...

     
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    Rangoon, Mandalay, Penang Funeral', 1930s

     
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    Amateur film showing the aftermath of the 1935 Quetta earthquake.

    "The Quetta Earthquake. May 31st 1935. 3.3. A.M.". "Dawn: The Residency, Mastung". Panned shot right to left across rubble of the Residency, turbaned Indian visible in remaining ...

     
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    Amateur film of British bombing raids in the Northwest Frontier, near Afghanistan.

    A view of a Hawker Hart (India) (K-2120) in flight, filmed from an adjacent aircraft. The aircraft drops a bomb. Brief shot of the ...

     
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    Amateur film shot by Pilot Officer Normand Littlejohn while serving with RAF 17 Squadron as a Pilot Officer in 1931, then as Flying Officer with RAF 203 Flying Boat Squadron in Iraq Command from 1932-1935 records ground and flying activity in Britain ...

     
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    Rafai fakir group performs rituals in private palace courtyard, Hyderabad.

     
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    Rafai fakirs performing rituals - dislocation of eyeball and skewering of neck, cheeks and head.

     
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    RAINS CAME 1939

    Melodrama of the love of an English society woman and a high caste doctor in India during natural disasters and epidemics.

     
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    Amateur film. Manipuri sword dance; old maharajah's palace; Bone ceremony; Rathjatra procession.

     
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    GB

    Amateur film shot by Miss L W Chadwick and her niece Miss Betty Chadwick (later Mrs Ryle-Wright) while travelling from Red Sea to East Africa (game reserve animals) before arriving at Mr A V Chadwick's dairy farm "Windermere" near Vryburg in ...

     
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    Amateur film showing a picnic in Anglesey and the political officers' Residency, Jaipur.

    Fay and June bathing at Jaipur, 1940. Horse riding in grounds of Residency. Picnicing on Anglesey beach. Jaipur residency gardens in 1939. The Hindustan- ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Biography of the politician and how he rises from being a diamond-miner in Africa to become Prime Minister of Cape Colony.

    Rhodes of Africa was the first screen biography of Cecil Rhodes. Four previous attempts to ...

     
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    AMATEUR FILM. Rice planting and growing in the New Territories from ploughing to harvesting.

    Ploughing the field with oxen. Woman ploughing a field. Women planting rice. Harvesting and stacking rice. Ploughing fields.

     
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    Amateur footage of rice and rubber cultivation and a religious festival.

    Shots of rice cultivation. A forest fire and its aftermath, possibly clearing land for a rubber plantation. Scenes at a rubber plantation, inlcuding tapping for latex and ...

     
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    South Africa

    INTEREST. The ruins of Zimbabwe. Close-up of African native, shot of a native beating a drum as commentary states that many natives have remained as primitive as when the white man first found them (61-103). Extract from the silent ...

     
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    Propaganda cartoon. After poor service from the garages of Ramsay MacDonald & Co. and Llloyd George & Co., John Bull takes his car to Baldwin's Prosperity Garage, where he is given the right fuel: a mixture of Empire unity, safeguarding and reduced ...

     
  • ROAD IN INDIA
    Great Britain, USA

    Life on a road in India, showing the traffic, people and animals.

    Main title and credits (48). Bullock and camel carts on a country road in India (124). Travelling shot from road of Muslim hermitage. Ground view -The hermitage ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur footage of an African village (probably Mufulira) built for factory workers. Sanitation conditions, European housing and recreation facilities

     
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    Great Britain

    Travelogue of India; edited from material supplied by the Government of India.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film shot by medical missionary Ronald Carpenter showing the work of the Bible Churchman's Missionary Society's (B.C.M.S.) mission in Kachwa: surgical operations; treating a horse; patients being transported in ricksaws; nurses in ...

     
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    Information film about manufacture of tea by CWS. Includes footage from their plantation in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the CWS Westhall factory and the CWS Leman Street tea warehouse. Begins with a dramatic sequence depicting a young man and his father ...

     
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    General views of Ceylon, its people and the production of tea.

     
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    Great Britain

    Home movie of the Rowntree family on tour in Africa.

     
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    Great Britain

    A mixture of reenactment and newsreel footage depicting events in Britain and the Empire during the reign of King George V, linked by a freshly minted penny in 1911 passing through the hands of numerous characters throughout the period. A ...

     
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    The production of rubber.

    The preparation of nurseries. Budgrafting at one year old, extracting, trimming and inserting a bud patch. The budgraft six months later. Tapping a young tree. Bringing in and checking latex, coagulating latex, machining ...

     
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    TOPICAL BUDGETGreat Britain

    Imperial round table conference on India held at St. James Palace (74ft).

     
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    GB

    Untitled amateur film, shot by Royal Army Medical Corps doctor Colonel Alexander Simson (1894-1980), records contrasting activities of British and Indians in India: Indian watering lawn from hide sack, cow cart along "Chapel Road", British men ...

     
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    Roach Collection

    This is a personal film record of a visit to mainly Nigeria but touching on Sierra Leone and other ports of call. The visitor shows us views of people, European and African, and their habitat and other surroundings encountered on his ...

     
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    Roach Collection

    Castle Films production showing 'pigmies' constructing a complex and very large rope bridge across a river. Very probably Uganda: shot of Ruwenzori mountains at close? NB: not by Roach.

     
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    INTEREST. Voyage through the Mediterranean, special emphasis on Royal Navy ships in the sea.

    r.1 Shots of the sea and coasts representing Ulysses' voyage northward from the Mediterranean (72). The S.S. "Ionian" in the bay of Gibraltar on her ...