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    Untitled amateur film, shot by Royal Army Medical Corps doctor Colonel Alexander Simson (1894-1980), shows his heavily loaded car preparing to depart from house in Northern India, inspecting Indian rugs laid out for sale, and home leave scenes back ...

     
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    Documents the deputation tour undertaken by Rev. Leonard Hurst, Australia and New Zealand secretary of the London Missionary Society,in Southern India, on behalf of the LMS.Places featured include Bellary, Gooty, Anantapur District, Jammalamadugu, ...

     
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    un TROIS-MINUTESFrance

    A propaganda short ("un trois-minutes") stressing the combined strength of the French and British Empires.

    After a few brief shots of visiting English royalty in Paris to indicate the existence of ...

     
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    SECRETS OF INDIA
     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. A woman potter from the Quambo tribe of northern South-West Africa is seen at work. She works smoking a pipe and has some "Omepo" plant in her ear to prevent deafness. Smoothing the interior and exterior of pot with a shell. ...

     
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    Dominica, Great Britain

    The people of Dominica clebrate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in their own tradional ways.

     
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    USA

    INTEREST. Travelogue. A compilation film purporting to be a journey through Africa, using stock footage, and extracts from non-fiction and fiction films.

    Main title and credits (56). Foreword (135). The Sphinx, pan to Pyramids (145). Pan up ...

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR FILM. Dragon boat racing, possibly at Aberdeen

    Boats racing, boy beating a drum, people watching from junks and other boats, paper boats on water, women rowing.

     
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    Scenes of Hong Kong including: Aberdeen, a fishing village; Repulse Bay; the Island Road; Shaukiwan, an old Chinese port; North Point, including Chinese bathing beach, Dragon boat race and open air theatre; Causeway Bay; and Wong Nei Chong, or, Happy ...

     
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    DRUM 1938 enhanced entry

    Great Britain

    Melodrama in which an independent Indian state revolts and is subdued by British troops.

    The Drum takes place in the fictional town of Tokot, situated on the border of the contentious frontier province of Afghanistan. ...
     
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    Amateur footage of activities in (?) Duars area; tiger shoot.

     
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    Great Britain

    INSTRUCTIONAL. How men of the Barotse tribe make and use a dug-out canoe.

    Two Africans begin to fell a tree with axes. The tree falls. Shaping and hollowing the trunk into a canoe. Launching the canoe on the Zambesi. Two ...

     
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    Viceroy's Durbar in Lahore Fort, October 1937: ornate occasion with drapings, carpets, taking the salute, escorts and carriages [washed out colour that ends in balck and white]. Camel carriage for Governor's state entry to races; hunt meeting at Hariki ...

     
  • Dalyell Collection (Reel 10): Christmas party, Bahrain 1933-34
    Dalyell Collection

    Children's Christmas party in garden with parents. Celebrations to mark the accession of Shaikh Hamad bin Isa, the Shaikh of Bahrain, at Manama, Bahrain, January or February 1933. British Secretary of State for Air's arrival by plane ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Subjects include Shaikh Hamad's desert truffle hunt; an Arab dinner with Shaikh Hamad and Colonel Loch; a flying boat; visit of George Rendel of the Foreign Office, March 1937; fish under water; dhows at anchor; a shammal (north wind ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    March past of Police. Police work their camels. Police cadets exercise & dance round the Maypole. Sheikh watches parade. Thursday market. outside the city walls with donkeys & camels. Trip to Doha. Camel exercises. Police band. ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Dhows and fishermen at Bahrain, 1933-7. Dhow shipping off the cost of Bahrain. Hoisting sail Taking on provisions. Fishing from small craft. Europeans relax on board private launch.

    Subjects include dhows and fishermen; British ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Fox hunting, domestic, ceremonial and countryside.

    Production / Donor Details: These cine films were shot by Gordon Loch & Eleanor Loch-Dalyell, parents of British politician Tam Dalyell, during their service in the Empire. Lt.- ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Subjects include the visit of the Naval Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Squadron, Vice-Admiral Dunbar Nasmith, November 1933; pearl fishing in Bahrain waters; British warships and gunboats in the Persian Gulf; flagstaff at ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Muharram celebrations. Street processions. Dancing. Carrying shrines. Visit of Lord Willingdon, Viceroy of India. Arrival at airfield of Vice regal party. Shailk of Bahrain takes his visitors on village tour.

    Wedding ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    General views of guests at the presentation of Viceroy Khareita to the Sheik of Bahrain. (Presentation not shown). Women in burka dancing. Abd dancing with band. Racehorses exercising in front of local nobility. European dinghies ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Indian sea rocky coast. Large thatched hut with Sahib and dog. Light house with Indian on camel. Dusserah at Rewa. Prince on elelphant taking part in parade with Indain troops, mounted lancers and marching band. Military parade at ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    General views of Bahrain seafront and the Arial desert. Imperial Airways airliner landing. Gypsy Moth biplane at airstrip. Pilot and taking off.

    Subjects include British Political Agency staff on the waterfront at Manama; take- ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Camel riding. Local women drawing water from well and carrying it home. Bullock carts and their drivers. Englishman plays with his dog on seaside beach near thatched hut.

    Production / Donor Details: These cine films were shot by ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Ahmadzar (North West Frontier?): Constuction of Dam by labouring gangs. Bullock teams and labourers. British man and woman on site. Band of local musicians.

    Production / Donor Details: These cine films were shot by Gordon Loch & ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    North West Frontier. Local tribesmen. Defensive town walls. Market or Bazaar outside the high walls of fortified border town. Camel carrying timber load. Race course meeting. Memsahib plays with dogs in grounds of residence.

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    Dalyell Collection

    Holy Men/Beggars set up begging bowls watched by Mensahib. Mountain fishing expedition by Memsahib and Sahib. Donkey carrying large paddle like load. Large group of standing Sahibs hold planning meeting in mountains.

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    Dalyell Collection

    Informal sequences with The Resident and guests in garden of Mysore Residency with foot balling Bishop. The Resident makes tour of inspection up country meets local guard of honour.

    Production / Donor Details: These cine films ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Bird shooting with large mixed British party and Indian retainers in flat country side. Display of kill. Shooters take a drink break. Close scrutiny of members of party. Steam rig drilling for oil in countryside near shooting party. ...

     
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    Davis Collection

    Malay Regiment, August 1936. Presentation of Swords of Honour to Malay Officers in Kuala Lumpur.

     
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    Duke Collection

    Scenes in the life of the Indian Army Corps of Engineers. Film shows Indian Army (Bengal Sappers & Miners) life: training: drill and bayonet practice; marching; bridge building (good shots); constructing a drystone building; shots of ...

     
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    Duke Collection

    Various views of life in India: street scenes, camping, acrobatics, elephant ride and rural life. Includes an excellent sequence of fishermen beating the water with long poles and retreiving the catch with scoop nets while balancing on ...

     
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    Duke Collection

    Roorkie?: Engineering Training School (could be Knox School?) and Engineering Corps recruit training and regimental sports:

    Playing polo. Gymkhana with trick and formation riding, various jolly games, band playing. Swimming in ...

     
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    Duke Collection

    Views in Uttar Pradesh including Roorkee and Hardwar: rivers, countryside, buildings and town scenes. Also houses, bungalows and gardens built for the British.

    Production / Donor Details: This collection was shot by Brigadier Cecil ...

     
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    Duke Collection

    Different views of Delhi, marching military band, Viceroy's arrival (Lord and Countess Linlithgow) at the Horse Show, various processions and displays of horsemanship and the musical ride by the Bikaner Camel Battery.

    Production / ...

     
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    Duke Collection

    Sea voyage from Bombay(?) in the P&O liner Stratheden: embarkation and safety drills; off-loading and oiling at Aden(?); passage along the Suez canal; busy scenes at Port Said including good scenes of the 'Bum boats', and arrival in ...

     
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    Great Britain

    A record of a journey made by motor car from Iran, across desert country and alo ng the mountainous roads of Central Asia to India.

     
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    Documentary about Indian crafts, dances and architecture.

     
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    Great Britain

    Indian boy sees the dance of the Elephants.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film of elephants at work; young elephants being trained.

     
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    BRITAIN UNDER NATIONAL GOVERNMENTGreat Britain

    PROPAGANDA. A film on the National Government's aims to boost Britain's trade with the Empire: Though nerve-centre of the Empire, Britain is too small to be self-supporting. Scenes of industry, furnaces, ...

     
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    Great Britain

    PROPAGANDA. The film describes achievements in science, engineering and industry in Britain and her Empire.

    RL.1 A reconstruction scene shows a man in nineteenth century costume telling a crowd that after they [the English] ...

     
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    Incomplete (professionally made?) record of a trip to Brazil by the Graf Zeppelin airship and thence to Chile via Argentina by aeroplane.

    The film, taken mostly on board the airship, shows its progress from the ...

     
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    Great Britain, India

    Expedition to the breeding grounds of the flamingoes led by Col. V.C. Steer-Webster, Mr. McCann, Mr. Gilbert, and Mr. Wandrekar. They examine the breeding habits of the flamingoes.

     
  • FAIR CITY OF UDAIPUR
    SECRETS OF INDIAGreat Britain

    General view from Maharajah's Palace, street scenes, the Temple of Juggernaut. Details of stone carving in the temple, market scene, sword manufacture, silversmith's wares, the Pichola Lake, ablutionary scenes, the Summer ...

     
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    Great Britain

    The work of the Child Emigration Society in helping children from slum areas in Britain move to Australia and learn a new life. Includes slum scenes, the departure and arrival of a group of children, conditions at the Fairbridge Farm in ...

     
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    TOPICAL BUDGETGreat Britain

    Empire Day celebrations in Hyde Park (71ft).

     
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    FIREMAKER 1937

    Great Britain

    INSTRUCTIONAL. How a Rhodesian African makes fire.

    An African sits by a tree and carves a notch into a soft stick. C.U. the carving. Placing the stick between both feet he inserts a hard stick into the notch and twists it rapidly ...