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    Layard Collection

    Large formal lawn in gentlemen's residence where a toddler is taking unsteady steps watched by parents/grandparents and with dogs playing.

    Production / Donor Details: The collection was shot mainly in India between 1932 and 1942 ...

     
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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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    GB

    Film taken in Malta by Lord Mountbatten on Noel Coward's camera.

    The film shows Lady Mountbatten, the Honourable Mrs Richard Morton (afterwards Lady Grantley), Junie Heywood-Lonsdale and possibly Desmond Dryer. Noel ...

     
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    GB

    A general outline of officer training at RAF Cranwell which culminates in an appeal for recruits.

    150 pupils, including citizens from the Empire (a turbaned Indian is visible in a parade), undergo a two-year training ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film of the Madras district of India and the coast line.

    Indians carrying goods to market in panniers (8). Fishermen, the coastline (75). Fishing from shore with nets (124). Elephants clearing forest 9147). Coastline, man in ...

     
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    BURMA 1934

    Great Britain

    Life and movement in Burma are shown in a series of scenes.

     
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    WALTER FUTTER NOVELTYUSA
     
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    South Africa

    Travelogue of Southern Africa: the Transvaal, Pretoria, Johannesburg mines, Rhodesia, Kimberley diamond mines, Buffalo river, Port Elizabeth, an ostrich farm, Kango caves, and Cape Town.

     
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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

    Scenes in Kenyan countryside shot by Daniel Broad, British Trade Commissioner, Kenya 1934-1944. Nakuru - Europeans looking at plants. Kisumu plains, Europenas in a car. Shots of Molo town and H.M. Trade Commissiones building. Thika Falls ...

     
  • SONG OF CEYLON
    Great Britain

    DOCUMENTARY.

    r.1 Part 1 - the Buddha. Scenes of dark jungle with glimpses of animals, ruined temples and tropical vegetation (180), devil dancers perform (270), commentary explains that then came Buddha. Pilgrims traversing the ...

     
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    South Africa

    The Duke of Kent's tour of South Africa and Rhodesia in 1934.

     
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    Germany

    Footage of Sarnath and Benares; film of the Santal tribe of North East India. Possibly made as a teaching film about various Indian ethnographic practices.

     
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    SECRETS OF INDIAGreat Britain

    INTEREST.

    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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    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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    Great Britain

    Amatuer scenes on the journey from Nairobi to Britain via Mombassa, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Madeira taken by Daniel Broad British Trade Commissioner, Kenya 1934-1944.

     
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    MALTA 1934

    Great Britain

    The island of Malta and particularly Valetta.

    The film opens with a map showing the position of the island, and then shows the harbour and some of the shipping. This is followed by views of Valetta, with its battlements and streets, ...

     
  • NEGOMBO COAST
    Great Britain

    Everyday life in Ceylon, with special emphasis on the fishing industry.

    Title card: 'Negombo Coast'. Archaic map of south east Asia, then a focus on Ceylon on the same map; commentary explains that 'Ceylon lies just off the most ...

     
  • 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

    Plane journeys with stop-overs between Europe and India. Amateur film.

     
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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

    Introduced by Lord Lee of Fareham, who explains that many doubt the value of the Bible of history. Views are then shown which are associated with stories from the Bible, and the life of Christ.

     
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    NAIROBI 1934

    Great Britain

    Amateur footage of scenes in and around Nairobi shot by Daniel Broad, British Trade Commissiner, Kenya 1934-1935. A house, the Salisbury Hotel, the baths inside with white people swimming. Nairobi bazaars and street scenes. A Christmas ...

     
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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 ...

     
  • EMPIRE TRADE
    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

    AMATEUR. Local dances from the Daffla region of India and local men performing spectacular tricks on tight-ropes.

    Men dancing and acting out a ritualised hunt whilst wearing masks (54). Women dancing (970. Men dancing watched by ...

     
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    LIFE AND CUSTOMS OF AFRICAN NATIVESSouth Africa

    The Xhosa tribe.

     
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    Great Britain

    EARTHQUAKE IN INDIA SPREADS DESOLATION. Worst shock for 37 years takes heavy toll of life and property, leaving hosts homeless in Bihar. (217) SHANGHAI VOLUNTEER CORPS HOLDS PARADE. International Force turns out in farewell ceremony for ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Various scenes shot in the Kenyan countryside and Nairobi by Daniel Broad, British Commissioner in Kenya 1934-1944.

     
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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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    Great Britain

    PRINCE VISITS SCENE OF HIS INVESTITURE. H.R.H. on social service tour in Wales, is met by Mr. Lloyd George at Carnarvon Castle. (131) U.S.-TO-ROME FLYERS ARE DOWN IN IRELAND. Pond and Sabelli making nonstop trip to Italy from New York, ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Images of Africa including taking car on a raft across a river, elephants, hippos and African women.

     
  • BIKANER

    BIKANER 1934 has video enhanced entry

    SECRETS OF INDIAGreat Britain

    INSTRUCTIONAL. Opening shot of a map of India. An arrow indicates the Deccan States and then the Rajputana States and Thar desert where the town of Bikaner is situated. Bullock carts and camels make their way across the ...

     
  • 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

    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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    GB

    Amateur film, presumably shot by an officer of the East or South Lancashire Regiment serving in the arid north of India, records scenes of native life, British Army enjoying sports (cricket, swimming, polo), military parade, demonstration of hand ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film with titles, shot by Royal Army Medical Corps doctor Colonel Alexander Simson (1894-1980), shows identified British Army regiments and Indian troops on training exercises in Northern India, 1933-1934 ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film with titles, shot by Royal Army Medical Corps doctor Colonel Alexander Simson (1894-1980), records tourist scenes typically witnessed by British officers travelling out to India by ship in the 1930's (Port ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film with titles shot by Lieutenant Torquil MacLeod of the 71st Highland Light Infantry records various military ceremonial and naval scenes between 1930 and 1934.

    Voyage out to Malta in 1930 on SS Kaiser-i- ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON - SOUTH EAST ASIA COMMANDGB

    Hodgkinson family scenes in Malaysia and Burma.

    (B&W) Malayan maid and Ditty (wife of Colonel Hodgkinson) holding little boy's hand (Ooty, son of Colonel Hodgkinson), ...

     
  • Fraser Collection: The Kadir Cup 1934
    Fraser Collection

    1934 footage of an annual Raj sporting event, the Kadir Cup Meeting. Competitors and visitors travel on elephants to the location of the race for the Hog Hunters Cup, a pig sticking competition. Also: travel by elephant into a town ( ...

     
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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.

    Production / Donor ...

     
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    Smart Collection

    British Honduras: river scenes with boats, jungle and village scenes and soil surveying with Professor Hardy.

    Production / Donor Details: Film shot by Harold Smart OBE. Mr. Smart was born in Lesotho ( ...

     
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    Lloyd-Jones Collection

    Daulatabad caves and Dehli. 1933/4. Military parades. People suffering from a skin disease? Nomads dancing. Train. Man climbing palm tree. Travelling along railway tracks by bogie. Daulatabad caves. Dehli - Red Fort. Agra - Tak ...

     
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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 INDIA

    Scenes of Udaipur.

     
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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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    Documentary about Indian crafts, dances and architecture.