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    Cressy Collection

    A film depicting the work of the Palestine Police (i.e. British Police) training and going about their work in Palestine. Reel 2 has scenes of dog training, mounted patrols through villages, interaction with Arab Police on camels, ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Indian troops on parade. Independent India flag visible in background. Sikh troops with red turbans and white spats. Shot of the Gateway to India archway in Bombay. Shot of memorial. A flypast. A rainbow over a ...

     
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    The events in Karachi and in Delhi around Independence Day, 15 August 1947.

    On the eve of independence, Jinnah (the new Governor General of Pakistan) and Lord and Lady Mountbatten arrive at the Constituent Assembly ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Taken in Nigeria, this film shows the production of cocoa, how the farmer prepares the beans and how the cocoa co-operative society manages the collection and marketing of the produce.

    Lawani, a Nigerian cocoa farmer, harvests and ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Close-up of a lamp? on the side of a building with a crown on top. Scenes of the Governor General's Bodyguards (mounted Sikhs with red tunics), Government House, New Delhi. Detailed close-up of one of the guard. Close ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    An Indain man and two women sitting on a bench in the grounds of Government House, New Delhi. A man walks towards the camera carrying a large basket of flowers on his head. A large group of servants. A group (British), ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Two women (Ditty Hodgkinson, wife of Colonel Hodgkinson and Edythe?) and a man walk through the gardens of Government House, New Delhi. The two women walk towards the pond. Ditty picks a small orange? from a tree and ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Lord Mountbatten shaking hands with Indian officials at airport? Lady Mountbatten, one of her daughters (Patricia?) and Nehru walk past. A man holds two ceremonial swords? mounted on a wooden base (a further close-up ...

     
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    Documentary of post war refugees in their own land in Palestine.

     
  • HERE IS THE GOLD COAST
    Great Britain

    A Central Office of Information film outlining the planned development of the Gold Coast over the next ten years.

    Over footage of a beach, scrolling titles introduce the film. 'The colonies are the responsibility of the British ...

     
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    INDIA 1947

    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Still shots of the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta. Street scenes. Close-up of a holy man (fakir?), and a small shrine next to him. More street scenes, beggars. Close-up of feet treading clay. A man sculpting a figure. ...

     
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    INDIA 1 1947

    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    A British officer stands in front of a wall map, points to mid-Atlantic then India. Focus in on India. Indian military bands and troops march in the grounds of Government House, Delhi. Close-up of a mounted British ...