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    Great Britain

    The visit of Queen Elizabeth, consort to George VI, to the Burma Pvailion at the opening of the Empire Exhibition on 3rd May 1938.

    Opens with middle-distance shot of the Queen leaving the pavilion. Then shows in sequence the various ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON - SOUTH EAST ASIA COMMANDGB

    Native village. Troops crossing river. On bridge of steamer. Wide shot river, cu Paddles, helmsman, cu bank, Pagoda, ls boat, cu flag. Oiling engine. Shots of ferry. Pistons/boiler/firebox. Ls ...

     
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    MATTHEW NATHAN AMATEUR FILM COLLECTIONGB

    Amateur film showing some aspects of life in pre-Second World War Burma. Inter-titles introduce most scenes.

    Rangoon. The Shwe Dagon Pagoda. People around the Pagoda. A notice ...

     
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    GB

    Untitled amateur film, shot by Royal Army Medical Corps doctor Colonel Alexander Simson (1894-1980), shows part of flight in Imperial Airways Handley Page Hannibal passenger plane named Hengist (AAXE) over Middle East, landing for refuelling in ...

     
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    Basden Collection

    Leaving Liverpool. Madeira. Las Palmas. Sierra Leone. Takoradi. Accra. Lagos. Bonny. Port Harcourt.

    Production / Donor Details: George Thomas Basden was a missionary in Nigeria 1900-1935, and Archdeacon on the Niger 1925- ...

     
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    Basden Collection

    Crossing Niger. Young Isaac Waltons. Dancing Class. Asaba, Mbieri, Amawbia. Mbaku (leader run amok) Ugwu-Awba.

    Production / Donor Details: George Thomas Basden was a missionary in Nigeria 1900-1935, and Archdeacon on the ...

     
  • Basden Collection 3: 'Africa Dances' pt 3: Dancing competitions and masks
    Basden Collection

    Dancing competitions and various masks. Umu-Chuku, Mbaku & Amanuke. Grandfather Maw, Enu-Ugwu-Abaw; Spirit maidens (Aghogho Mmonwui); District Officer mask (Onyeocha)?; Native Police masks. Nibo. Umu-Chuku Maws. Mgbedike masks.

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    Basden Collection

    Various scenes in and around a girls school on the Niger Delta.

    Production / Donor Details: George Thomas Basden was a missionary in Nigeria 1900-1935, and Archdeacon on the Niger 1925-1935. He wrote two books ('Niger Ibos' and ...

     
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    Basden Collection

    Girls' dance groups.

    Production / Donor Details: George Thomas Basden was a missionary in Nigeria 1900-1935, and Archdeacon on the Niger 1925-1935. He wrote two books ('Niger Ibos' and 'Among the Ibo') about the Ibo of Nigeria, ...

     
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    Basden Collection

    Various scenes on the Niger Delta. River trade. Music. Blacksmith. Mission hospital. Varoius shots of church-going Africans in European dress, numerous African church ministers, African choirboys.

    Production / Donor Details: ...

     
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    Basden Collection

    Various dances and masquerades, possibly at a funeral. Funeral celebrations and sacrifices. Dancing and masks. Final part of film.

    Production / Donor Details: George Thomas Basden was a missionary in Nigeria 1900-1935, and ...

     
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    Basden Collection

    Negative exposed reel of Basden Collection 4

    Production / Donor Details: George Thomas Basden was a missionary in Nigeria 1900-1935, and Archdeacon on the Niger 1925-1935. He wrote two books ('Niger Ibos' and 'Among the Ibo') ...

     
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    Beasley Collection

    Local people and coastal scenes on the Gold Coast around Elmina.

    Production / Donor Details: Film shot by Walter Henry Beasley in the Gold Coast in the 1930s.

     
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    Beasley Collection

    Scenes showing work at a gold processing plant on the Gold Coast.

    Production / Donor Details: Film shot by Walter Henry Beasley in the Gold Coast in the 1930s.

     
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    Beasley Collection

    Sequence of shots of exterior of gold mine. Men with large dead snake. Sequence of very good group and individual posed shots of local people in traditional costume.

    Production / Donor Details: Film shot by Walter Henry Beasley ...

     
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    Beasley Collection

    Scenes include work at a gold processing plant on the Gold Coast

    Production / Donor Details: Film shot by Walter Henry Beasley in the Gold Coast in the 1930s.

     
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    Beasley Collection

    Various sporting scenes - tennis, sailing, an African sports event with colonial spectators. Includes sack race, bicycle race, women in running race carrying pots on heads.

    Production / Donor Details: Film shot by Walter ...

     
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    Bolland Collection

    VIP visits to Kotah: Viceroy Lord Reading 1924; Maharajah of Baroda 1927; Nawab of Tonk 1928; Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir 1934. Copies of Maharao Brijraj Singh of Kotah's 16 mm films, with his commentaries.

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    Buckland Collection

    Scenes in the life of a civil engineer and his family in Tanganyika, including bush safaris and camps.

    Production / Donor Details: These films were shot by L.L.R. Buckland, a civil engineer in the Tanganyika Public Works ...

     
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    USA

    A survey of native life and conditions in Borneo, concluding with some fine shots of canoes shooting the rapids. Monkey sequence contains some South American shots.

     
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    USA

    Story of English doctor accused of treason in the time of King James II and deported to Jamaica where he becomes a successful pirate.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Reindeer; penquins with chicks; King penguins; sea elephants; Prins Olaf Haven; flensing platform; harbour scenes; making a football ground.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Leith Harbour; Garonda Peak; whale catcher; working at Dam; factory; oil storage tanks; view over island; reservoir.

     
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    Great Britain

    INSTRUCTIONAL. The banana industry in Jamaica.

    Credits (30). Views of the hillside and banana plantations (76). Branches are cut down and the bunches of bananas removed from the branches. Natives carry the bunches of bananas on ...

     
  • CASTLES AND FISHER FOLK
    Great Britain

    Against the backdrop of the castles of the Gold Coast, the film shows the life of the local inhabitants.

    The commentator outlines a brief history of the 'gleaming castles along the coast of Western Africa', explaining how the Union ...

     
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    CAVALCADE 1933

    USA

    About family life against a background of national events from 1899 to the 1930's.

     
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    Great Britain

    Life in a town in Rajputana is shown, with shots of temples, markets, busy streets and means of transport. Closing with a sequence of the interest taken by the people of their ruler.

     
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    Ceremonies to celebrate the marriage of Sri Kishor Kanwar Baiji Lal Sahiba. Arrival of dignitaries in limousines along crowded streets. Elephants and soldiers marching. Jodphur railway station. Arrival and greeting of Indian and English dignitaries. ...

     
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    CEYLON 1933

    Great Britain

    Ceylon's tea industry.

     
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    GB

    Documentary filmed and titled by British nature cameraman Cherry Kearton records series of journeys made between 1910 and 1932 to Africa and Asia, as well as Belgian refugee scenes in 1914, spring-wound camera he invented in same year, Lord Roberts ...

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR. A rally of Girl Guides attended by Olave Baden-Powell in Hyderabad.

     
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    Great Britain

    From the port of London to Africa, India, Malaya, British New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand and Canada and back again to London. A tour of the British Empire intended for African audiences.

     
  • CHILDREN OF THE JUNGLE
    India

    INTEREST. Credits (49), hut on stilts from which tribesmen keep guard over their crops (82), dead neelgai shot by the tribesman (87), close-up of a Gond tribesman with axe and spear (92), items such as opium, amulet, pipes which the tribesman ...

     
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    CHINA I 1930

    Amateur footage of a journey through China and a visit to Hong Kong.

    Rickshaws. Harbour scenes in Hong Kong (?). High level shot of harbour. A Chinese family. Street procession. Harbour scenes, junks, sounding for depth. Up river scenes. Rural ...

     
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    CAPTAIN GARNETT COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie of HMS Decoy and Delight on the China Station, visiting Shanghai and Swatow, in the summer of 1938.

    In the summer of 1938 Captain Garnett (then Lieutenant) was temporarily ...

     
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    CAPTAIN GARNETT COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie of HMS Capetown on the China Station with scenes at Hong Kong and a train journey north, about June 1937.

    The film begins with a naval diver going into the sea. There are then ...

     
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    CAPTAIN GARNETT COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie of HMS Capetown on the China Station, featuring scenes in and around Hong Kong, early 1938.

    The film begins with street scenes in Hong Kong and a sequence of children playing at a ...

     
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    CAPTAIN GARNETT COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie of HMS Capetown on the China Station, showing scenes at Hong Kong, Christmas 1936.

    The film shows Christmas celebrations formal and informal on board HMS Capetown at Hong Kong ...

     
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    CAPTAIN GARNETT COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie of HMS Capetown on the China Station, featuring a spring cruise to Shanghai, Wei-Hai-Wei and Amoy, 1937.

    The film begins at Shanghai, where there are shots of the harbour, boats ...

     
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    CAPTAIN GARNETT COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie of HMS Capetown on the China Station, featuring a refit at Hong Kong and a mountain climbing expedition on Tai-Mo-Shan in the New Territories, July 1937.

    The film begins with a ...

     
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    CAPTAIN GARNETT COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie of the Capetown Incident on the Yangtse, October 1937, when two-thirds of the ship's company were evacuated by train from Hankow to Hong Kong.

    The film begins with scenes of ...

     
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    CAPTAIN GARNETT COLLECTIONGB

    Home movie of HMS Capetown on the China Station, featuring scenes at Hong Kong and Nanking, 1936.

    The film begins with a slow pan across the harbour of Hong Kong. There are shots of Chinese ...

     
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    Several traditional Chinese funerals: of woman from a wealthy family; of someone from a poorer family; of a nurse; of a coolie; of a gentleman. Also shows the Chinese cemetary at Pokfulum.

     
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    China

    Fund-raising film for the Chinese Red Cross Medical Corps includes scenes of the Hong Kong Bureau's Supply and Transportation Departments, preparation and packing of medical supplies for shipping by Truck Ambulances to Changsha, evacuation of ...

     
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    ACTUALITY. Chital deer grazing and drinking in the foothills of the Himalayas.

    A large herd of deer grazing in the open (10). Several deer in a forest clearing (16). Deer grazing in the open (73). CU a deer (80). A stag, which looks at the ...

     
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    CHOGORIA 1931

    Great Britain

    AMATEUR. Scenes at the Presbyterian Church of East Africa missionary centre in Chogoria, Kenya.

    No main title. "The old women find new things hard to understand - Miss Malcolm's meeting for grannies." (0.11). A number of old women ...

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR. Scenes at the Presbyterian Church of East Africa missionary centre in Chogoria, Kenya.

    No main title. Hand drawn map of Kenya with Chogoria highlighted (0.08). "Chogoria is 90 miles from the nearest railway. The roads run ...