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    Great Britain

    St. James's Park and its environs.

    Opening LS view of St. James's Park, Piccadilly; traffic passing Marble Arch (92). Entrance to the Mall; Waterloo steps; Carlton House Terrace; the Mall (131); pan of buildings bordering St. James's ...

     
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    Murder and blackmail in an African outpost.

    The High Command was Thorold Dickinson’s first directorial venture, and the first and only production of Fanfare Pictures, an offshoot of Associated Talking Pictures.  ...

     
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    South Africa

    INTEREST. The highlands of Rhodesia.

    Credits (37). A map of Southern Rhodesia outlining the Eastern Districts (55). Beira: over shots of the harbour and docks, commentary gives a brief outline of the town's origins and development ...

     
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    Film shot by Col. Sir Alister Ransford, showing various activities of the Royal Mint in Bombay.

    "The Front Porch and Drive" [Colour faded]. Pan ext of building with a few people wandering. "Tennis Court. Mint Recreation Club". Europeans playing a ...

     
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    GB

    (Reel 1) Foxhounds taken to Gibraltar for local hunt. Working up at Malta. Imperial Airways plane at Alexandria. Shooting at float. Band of Royal Marines. After training in Mediterranean, en route to Trinidad. Railway from La Guaira to Caracas, ...

     
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    GB

    Reel 1: Officers on deck of HMS Ajax with female Latin American guests during goodwill visit to unidentified South American port, then extensive coverage of passage of the cruiser through Panama Canal in easterly direction, concluding with views of ...

     
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    AMATEUR FILM BY CAPTAIN SOUTHBYGB

    Unedited film showing aircraft taking off from and landing on HMS Courageous and the Fleet at sea, in the late 1930s.

    Various types of aircraft are seen taking off from and landing on ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film shot by Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Phillips Dixon while serving as hydrographer on HMS Dahlia shows work of locally recruited Sudanese naval auxiliaries, sports at Port Sudan, gunnery practice by HMS Lupin and searching stopped dhow ...

     
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    HMS DRAGON 1935

    COMMANDER BRIGGS COLLECTIONGB

    Part One. (B&W) "Atlantic crossing": HMS Dragon running swiftly in choppy seas. "Drills at Bermuda": an awning is rigged over the quarter deck. "Towing HMS York": HMS York is seen astern. "Weighing anchor by hand". "Testing ...

     
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    COMMANDER BRIGGS COLLECTIONGB

    Edited colour material taken by Lieutenant-Commander Briggs relaxing in the Mediterranean early in 1939 and at war in the Atlantic, shadowing the Altmark and off Norway in 1940.

    The film ...

     
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    COMMANDER BRIGGS COLLECTIONGB

    I. Various shots on board HMS Rodney. "Deammunitioning ship" Cordite being hauled up from the magazines and transferred to lighters. "With the Fleet at Sea", long shot of Queen Elizabeth class battleship. "Fleet at ...

     
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    COMMANDER BRIGGS COLLECTIONGB

    A reel subtitled "Places visited and people met" showing off-duty activities around the world - an elaborate picnic in Algiers, a skiing expedition to the Sierra Nevadas from Gibraltar, a fly infested fishing expedition in ...

     
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    AMATEUR FILM. Recording plane journey from Calcutta to the Persian Gulf.

    The arrival of a Dutch Air Mail plane in Calcutta (21). Plane refueling (47). Aerial views and Indians gathered around plane (61). Arrival of plane at Jodhpor, people ...

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR FILM. Recording plane journey across the Middle East region.

    Aerial views of unidentified towns and countryside along the River Tigris, the town of Kut (91). The River Tigris and Baghdad, street scenes in Baghdad and a hall ...

     
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    AMATEUR. Footage of a journey aboard the SS Maloja from Bombay to Plymouth via, Aden, the Suez Canal, Port Said, Messina, and Gibraltar.

     
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    Great Britain

    ACTUALITY. Indians gathering honey from trees.

    L.S. man in top branches of a tree lowering a basket of honey to the ground (16). An Indian, at the foot of the tree, throws a rope into the branches. The honey gatherer climbs up the ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Scenes of Hong Kong including: the harbour; Kowloon Pier (incl. 3 shots of President Hoover); junks in the harbour; city of Victoria; the main commercial streets; city business area; European residential district; the Public Gardens; and ...

     
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    Scenes in Hong Kong including: Official opening of Hong Kong Bank; Romany Fair in St. Andrews Church grounds (1936); Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph (1936); Proclamation of the accession of George VI. Compiled in April 1937 and rearranged in March 1938 ...

     
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    Scenes of the damage caused by a typhoon in August 1936: at the waterfront; in the city; at Kowloon Football Ground; the sea wall at Lia Chi Kok; the Chinese cruiser "Hai Chow" aground; the bathing beach at Ting Kau.

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR FILM. Views over harbour. Woman cleaning wooden oar on jetty. Boats coming into harbour. Two small boys playing jacks. Men asleep in wicker basket. Men using winch to unload wooden crates from a boat. Crates loaded and transported ...

     
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    Amateur film. Shots of wild Markhor and bison; walking tour and expedition.

     
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    Hallward Collection

    Four reels on VHS: reel 1. Packing up car for journey to Sirenugar(sic)...the poplar tree approach...Indians sawing up logs...picnic...Views of Gulmerg. Reel

    2: Views of Srenugar(sic)...Guest House No.3...Indian Village... ...

     
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    Hartgill Collection

    Montage of life in Simla. Colonial English life in a hill station resort which was the summer residence of The Viceroy.

    Production / Donor Details: The collection of films was shot by Major General William Clavering Hartgill ...

     
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    Hartgill Collection

    1: Delhi Horse Show , 1929.

    2: New Zealand bush shots.

    3: Simla: monkeys and beagling, 1931(?).

    4: Simla: dead panther and moving house, 1931.

    5: Simla: Scenes in the snow, 1931.

    Production / Donor ...

     
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    Hartgill Collection

    The voyage of troopship SS Navasa through Suez Canal to India. Busy harbours with commercial shipping. Suez Canal. Life on Board. Deck games etc.

    Production / Donor Details: The collection of films was shot by Major General ...

     
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    Hartgill Collection

    Colombo harbour. Dedication of War Memorial Arch/Monument in Delhi.

    Air show display at Delhi. Ascot Racemeeting. Small children enjoy life on Doresetshire farm. Troops road marching at Sandhurst. Carthorse on Dorset farm. ...

     
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    Hartgill Collection

    Shanghai harbour and river frontage with shipping traffic. Peking, The Forbidden City. River approach to Shanghai. Hong Kong Primary School sports day at The Peak. Atmospheric street scenes. The harbour and bay busy with wide ...

     
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    Hartgill Collection

    Goose keeping and cattle culture in the New Territories. Stormy weather in Hong Kong harbour with approaching typhoon. 1935 Jubilee celebration with carnival processions. Military marching band. Chung Chow. Very rough weather in the ...

     
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    Hartgill Collection

    Hong Kong harbour. Stormy weather with typhoon approach. Singapore zoo. Shipboard family life on board the liner Rawalpindi. Aden port and town. Marina Hotel. Pyramids in Egypt. Cairo city scenes. Port Said harbour front.

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    Hartgill Collection

    Gibraltar. Harbour. Town and street life. Aircraft carrier at anchor with fly past of Gloucester Gladiator fighters. Family holiday in New Zealand. Peking: Forbidden city, Temple of Heaven. Tourists on Great Wall of China. Hong Kong ...

     
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    Hartgill Collection

    Children fancy dress preparation. Tennis party at Simla. Muttra Junction and Indian railway journey. Bombay city scape. Red Sea voyage. Gulf of Suez and the Suez canal.

    Production / Donor Details: The collection of films was ...

     
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    Hartgill Collection

    Yangtxe Gorges, river scenery. Detail of shipping taken from river steamer.

    Peking & The Forbidden City. Train journey to Great Wall of China.

    Busy port scenes in Shanghai. Ships of Imperial Japanese Navy in China.

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    Hartgill Collection

    Voyage home to England with fancy dress parade on board. Port Sudan. Passage through Red Sea with stop to see the camels of Sudan. Rock of Gibraltar.

    Dedication of memorial chapel at Sandhurst College. Paris. Vimy Ridge ...

     
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    Hayburn Collection

    Coastal scenes around Hong Kong. The sea front of Hong Kong city from the sea.

    Shanghai ?. Chinese street scenes with wedding procession. City centre with palace and Pagoda. Mass Chinese wedding with posed formal photograph and ...

     
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    Hayburn Collection

    Market scene, cattle in river, village scene with elephant and wild deer; more elephants, village scene, coconuts, bats in trees. Flowers in park, Cabbage Palm Avenue, street scenes, lake, elephants in river, view of lake, street ...

     
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    Hayburn Collection

    Ship's voyage from Aden, through the Suez Canal to Egypt. Street traders and traders seeking business from the ship. Snake charmer with Cobra snake. Also canal and street scenes in busy small town in Southern India.

    Production / ...

     
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    Hayburn Collection

    Quiet enclosure at Indian Race meeting.

    Toll Bar on main road n the Indian countryside near Panvel.

    Small Indian boy with his snake charming act.

    Bombay with street market and attention to roadside shrine.

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    Hayburn Collection

    Port Said harbour. Royal Navy sailors visiting the Sphinx. The anchorage at Aden. Bombay bay and harbour. Race course with race meeting. Visit to the historic sites of Old Delhi. Indian rural railway station.

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    Hayburn Collection

    Race horse meeting at the Bombay Race Course(?). Formal grand wedding or ceremony at a Trade Fair? Procession with Indian Boy Scouts providing a marching band.

    Horse show in the grounds outside the Red Fort of Delhi with ...

     
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    Holroyd Collection

    The majority of this film documents the construction of a bridge in India. Both the local workers as well as the British engineers can be seen. There is also a small portion of the film in which goats are beheaded in a small pen.

     
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    Holroyd Collection

    Contains the following intertitles:

    Aurungabad; The chhota; Taj Mahal;

    Falls on the Nerbudda River near Jubbolpore;

    Marble rocks

    Bomanji; A friend of the late Dr. Ruxton

    Wynaad near Calicut; the Mackays; ...

     
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    Holroyd Collection

    Intertitles: Back to the wilds - a trip down the Luangwa River.

    Trekking home through the bush.

    Some of the Bridge 'gang'.

    A picnic in Portuguese territory.

    Monkeys again.

    Travelling de Luxe.

    The ...

     
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    Holroyd Collection

    This is a film which documents the filmmaker and his family both in the business sector of life as well as private and family oriented sector. The film opens with views around the city (Calcutta?) including a large fountain in the ...

     
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    USA

    Documentary looking at the work done at the Guild Hospital to help orphans, lepers and the work done in `the bush' in Ilesha as well as the home life of the staff.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Features scenes from a 1934-1935 tour of Manipur State and a women's bazaar in Imphal.

    No titles. In Manipur State, MS the filmmaker G.P. Stewart, dressed in a safari suit and topi hat, seated on the ground talking to ...

     
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    Historical and traditional sacred sites in the Holy Land.

     
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    PATHE GAZETTEGreat Britain

    "IN INDIA TODAY: GANDHI : STORMY PETREL OF INDIAN POLITICS; COMPLETES 'CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE' MARCH TO BREAK SALT LAWS, UNINTERFERED WITH BY AUTHORITIES" Shots of the procession, including (30-41, 56-76 & 88-98) shots of Gandhi ( ...