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    Hong Kong scenes including: ships in Hong Kong Harbour seen from filmmaker's verandah; a motor rally; a Chinese family outside school gates and in a summer house.

     
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    Scenes in Hong Kong, including: rice fields; junks and temple at Wanchai.

     
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    Scenes from Hong Kong including: transport ships at Kowloon Pier; sampans and junks; city street scenes; people in the Public Gardens; a Christian Chinese wedding; women workers carrying vegetables; building; stone breaking, working on a ...

     
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    Shows the achievements, aspirations. racial attitudes of colonial railway builders. Traces the journey from the Cape to Cairo by train, boat, Morris and native bearer.

     
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    USA

    A film showing the life of Clive and his rise from a counting-house clerk to fame and fortune.

     
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    INTEREST. The royal residence on Bolghotty Island and the town life and buildings in Cochin, India.

     
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    Great Britain

    The production of cocoa beans in the Gold Coast and their shipment to England.

    After an opening title explaining that 'most of the raw cocoa used in England grows in Africa on the Gold Coast - a part of the British Empire', a map of ...

     
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    Personal amateur film filmed mainly in Singapore, with intertitles.

    "Cree Hall - Singapore" a man plays with a cat and dog outside a large building, other shots of house and gardens, servants pose for camera. "Traffic control Singapore" a man ...

     
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    A Missionary in a remote African district fights plague and prejudice.

    Dr Pyke, the headmaster of Portland House Preparatory School, delivers a speech to his pupils as they prepare to leave school. He urges the boys, whatever ...

     
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    The development of new lands with the opening up of communications.

     
  • CONSOLING WEED
    Rhodesia

    Promotional film for Rhodesian tobacco.

    The film opens with shots over tobacco fields, before showing African labourers working on the fields as the commentator explains the process and the suitability of Rhodesia for tobacco growing. The ...

     
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    CONTACT 1933

    A film to illustrate the conquest of the air by the aeroplane.

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. Some native girls demonstrating Coolie dancing.

    The first shot is of a group of native women walking along. Men play on portable drums and dance to the beat of the music. Another man plays the cymbals, then one girl gets ...

     
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    AMATEUR. Amateur film of Sir Conrad Corfield and family and of colonial life in India.

    Childrens school in England. House in Delhi at 1,King Edward Road. Gwalior residency - garden and swimming pool. Jaipur, March 1938. River crossing. The ...

     
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    "Chinese Community Demonstrates its loyalty to King George VI" - crowds, flags, and bunting; Chinese Pailaus or triumphal arches; Chinese procession including dragon, lanterns, banners, floats, drummers and acrobats.

     
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    AMATEUR FILM. Scenes of 1937 Coronation celebrations in Hong Kong. The aircraft carrier `Eagle' in the harbour. Military parade at Happy Valley. Processions, including Chinese dragons, acrobats, woman on float in traditional costume, ...

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR. The Craster family at Jotwara, India.

    The City Palace - a garden party for the Viceroy, Lady Willingdon and Princess Alice of Athlone; tiger shoot at Ramgargh; the Craster family.

     
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    Great Britain

    DOCUMENTARY - made as a coronation souvenir (George VI) and traces the story of the British Empire from 1895 to the proclamation of George VI as King. Events are shown in strict chronological order.

    Rl.1 St. James's Palace, December ...

     
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    The cruise takes a party of senior scouts and guides and leaders to various ports in the Mediterranean where large rallies are held with local scouts and guides.

     
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    Amateur film of a trip to Cuba, Bermuda and the Azores.

    On the ship, a quoits contest, a face wash race and a straw race. Entering Havana. Morro Castle(?), a ferry boat, a banana plantation. Algibe Farm(?), with pineapples, ...

     
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    ACTUALITY. Scenes at the leper colony supported by the Baptist Missionary Society at Cuttack in Orissa province.

    Two men and two women walk through a wide gate above which an arch bears the sign "Cuttack Leper Asylum 1919" and a banner reads "We ...

     
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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    New high level road bridge. English lady unpacks her picnic. Busy road with petrol filling station. Carts drawn by heavy oxen. Wells being worked by oxen. Sringer town with its river and river traffic. Kashmir Lakes and pony ...

     
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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    Passenger life on board ocean liner. Ships wrecked by typhoon? Biplanes making passes at ocean liner. Bombay busy city traffic scenes. 'The Gateway to India'. 'The Taj Mahal Hotel'. Street cavalcade of a Royal Visit?

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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    Railway station exit at Peshawar. Shop fronts of quiet rural town with close up of the names of tradespeople. Centre of Peshawar with busy narrow streets and bazaars. RAF 'Walrus' seaplane at rural airfield. Wrestling match ...

     
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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    Hong Kong harbour. Ferry and harbour traffic. Tour of the busy centre of the Colony. Sailing junks under sail and tied up in the basin of the harbour. Approach to the river port of Shanghai as seen from an arriving ocean liner. ...

     
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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    Journey by car up mountainous roads to Simla through border post. General views of Simla town centre with its buildings and busy street life. British couple go riding in the hills around the town. British military wedding at ...

     
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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    India, North-West Frontier, 1937. Film shows various military scenes, including numerous scenes of the RAF in action, bombing, shooting and dropping leaflets in Waziristan. Also includes scenes of Indian Army in the field, ...

     
  • Chisman (Keal) Collection: 15. Waziristan (2) 1937
    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    India, North-West Frontier, 1937. Film shows various military scenes, including numerous scenes of the RAF in action, bombing, shooting and dropping leaflets in Waziristan. Also includes scenes of Indian Army in the field, ...

     
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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    Delhi War Memorial

    Production / Donor Details: Collection of films shot by Air Commodore Leonard de Ville Chisman DFC CBE (1899-1974) between 1930s and 1950s. Locations include India, Burma, Hong Kong and Malaya.

     
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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    Military biplanes in flight.

    Production / Donor Details: Collection of films shot by Air Commodore Leonard de Ville Chisman DFC CBE (1899-1974) between 1930s and 1950s. Locations include India, Burma, Hong Kong and Malaya ...

     
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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    Water polo match in crowded open air lido.

    RAF servicemen taking part in football match in winter at altitude in front of beer-drinking spectators.

    Production / Donor Details: Collection of films shot by Air ...

     
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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    Voyage on cargo ship along coast of Burma and Malaya to Singapore. Stops

    in the cities of Rangoom (Docks, Buddhist Temples, City centre and Zoo) and Kuala Lumpur. Visits to the interior. Holiday hotels.Rubber Plantation ...

     
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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    Public buildings of Lutyens New Delhi. Street scenes in Old Delhi. Street stalls and pottery shop. Street Dancers. Brtish military officer's residence. Visiting peddlers witih their wares. Visiting musicians. Close study of the ...

     
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    Chisman (Keal) Collection

    Railway journney. Busy station scenes. Buildings of Lutyens, New Delhi.

    Indian horse show display. The waters off Bombay docks with sailing dhows. RAF launch with crew and naval ships at anchor. Sunderland Flying boat of ...

     
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    INTEREST. Rice cultivation in Ceylon.

    Opening scenic shots of Ceylon, commentary explains that varied crops are produced in Ceylon but the staple food of the people is rice (101). In the paddy fields, buffaloes are used to draw the ploughs. ...

     
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    SECRETS OF INDIAGreat Britain

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    Credits (25). A map of India showing Darjeeling (55). The 2' gauge Darjeeling railway which is 51 miles long and follows the old cart road through the tea gardens (115). The women working in the tea ...

     
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    INTEREST. "New Government House - Darjeeling. In Government House grounds". A carriage comes along the drive, escorted by natives. Two women get out of the carriage. The two women and a man talk on the balcony (28). "His Excellency ...

     
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    INTEREST. "Darjeeling - summer seat of the Bengal government". A shot of the hill road to Darjeeling. Natives herd sheep. Other natives are dragging a roller along (14). More sheep by the side of the railway track (21). A car, with a ...

     
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    USA

    DOCUMENTARY. Record of film made by the Denis-Roosevelt Belgian Congo Expedition.

    RL.1 We follow the journey of the expedition from Belgium via France, Spain, Morocco and the Sahara into the heart of the Belgian Congo. In Morocco, we see ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Film shows the work the church does for Europeans, coloureds and natives in Swaziland.

     
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    INTEREST. The growth of modern Iran under Shah Reza Pahlavi.

    RL.1. "February 10th, 1937": Crowds waiting in Tehran for His Imperial Majesty Shah Reza Pahlavi to open beginning of new railway route to link Tehran with the Persian Gulf. Shah ...

     
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    Great Britain

    A typical day of a Msukuma (Sukuma) man and his family in Tanganyika (now Tanzania).

    The film introduces Kinga's home - huts in a clearing - before showing Kinga and his family, who are at work making bread, collecting wood and ...

     
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    DOCUMENTARY. Commander T. Strange-Kolle's expedition to New Guinea.

     
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    Great Britain

    DOCUMENTARY. The reconstruction of two sea engagements of the First World War - the Battles of the Coronel of 1st November, 1914, and the Battles of the Falkland Islands of 8th December, 1914.

    RL.1 In the South Pacific, Sir Charles ...

     
  • DELHI

    DELHI 1938 has video enhanced entry

    Great Britain

    Travelogue of Delhi.

    Main title and credits. Map of India, which zooms in on Delhi. Fade to view of plains near Delhi. Panning movement towards ruins. Commentary talks of the successive cities of Delhi. Tomb of Nasiruddin Muhammad ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur footage of Delhi and Jaipur. Includes the Jubilee Review of 1935; a torchlight procession at Jaipur; Nagas dancing; elephant in silver-plated armour; Fatephur Sikri; the Wahanadi Poojun or worshipping of conveyances before the ...

     
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    AMATEUR. Amateur film showing Government buildings in Delhi, a village in the Punjab, the Hassan Abdal cattle fair, camels and the Khyber Pass. Peshawar City, Masuds of the Frontier Zone Rifles in tribal dance, the village of Kabal on the Indus.

     
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    South Africa

    INTEREST. Some of the animals in Johannesburg Zoo.

    Titles (69). General views of the zoo (95). Pelican (106). People looking at lions (127); monkeys (156); baboon (181); parrot (198); bear eating honeycomb (252); lions (297); ...