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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. Shots of wild animals in East Africa. The water buck (15-122); birds flocking to a water hole (132-155); finches (156-166); ravens (177-190); vultures and crows eating (199-262). The secretary bird (274-279); the spur fowl ( ...

     
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    Undated film of Allenby in Palestine, and scenes of the RAF flying display at Hendon and the cerremony of Trooping the Colour, both in 1929, shot by a British medical officer serving with the Iraq Levies, 1920s-1939.

     
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    TOPICAL BUDGETGreat Britain

    NEWSFILM. Crowds and procession in Hyde Park for Empire Day (61ft).

     
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    Amateur film of scenes at Burao in Somaliland (headquarters of the Camel Corps), Grand Harbour Valletta (Malta) and the arrival of the Duke of Gloucester on board HMS Suffolk in Yokohama Harbour to invest Emperor Hirohito with the The Most Noble ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. A trip via rail, car and ferry from Cape Town to Cairo, showing the imperial and economic aspirations of the railway builders.

    Main title (15). A map of the route (44-57). View from Table Mountain (69-79). Pan of Cape Town ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. South Sandwich islands; shots from the `Coronda'; floating factory alongside tanker; whales used as fender; Chinese ship and crew in Coroni River bringing fuel oil; CU slip; whale thrashing in seas; bringing whale on board - ...

     
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    Personal film footage of Colombo.

     
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    CYPRUS 1929

    INTEREST. Unedited material on the island of Cyprus.

    RL.1 The harbour of Kyrenia (57-72); Kyrenia Castle (90-106); various shots of the castle (113-169); the medieval stone work on the ruined roof of the Great Hall (174-190); the Royal Swedish ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Herds of elephants in the wild. British women watching elephants. Scenes of tented city in parkland and people strolling and greeting one another. The breaking in of elephants to be trained for work in the logging camps. Working ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Crocodile hunting by the local plateau people (Mysore?) watched over by Col & Mrs Loch who undertake normal line fishing from rivers, and coracles. Plateau type rivers with rapids & rocks.

    Production / Donor Details: These cine ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    New Delhi state buildings. Tattoo or formal parade by kilted Highland troops with bagpipes and drums in front of State buildings. Horse jumping competion. Temples and buildings of Old Delhi. High official and aide display their formal ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Sahib and Memsahib inspecting formal garden. Working camp of elephants. Washing elephants in river. Elephants with their calves and riders being lead secured by chains. Formal gathering of Indian dignitaries seated at open air ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Large horse racing meeting at grand race course. Fashionable stylish race goers. Parades and racing. Hill country fox hunting meeting with all the atmosphere of an English 'Point to Point' (Mysore, Bangalore and Ooty).

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    Dalyell Collection

    Indian Stud farm (Kunigal) Christmas 1929. Groom exercises and parades lively black stallion in yard. Big herd of horses including foals gallop excitedly in large paddock.

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

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Mysore? British man and women in gardens of large Residence in the aftemath of a Garden party. Sahib and Memsabib walk their Afghan hound in Residence grounds.

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

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Sequences of bird shooting parties at Sardu(?) and Kandi, West Bengal. Shooting parties of Sahibs with fashionable Mensahibs in attendance plus dogs & Indian servants. Residence garden shots of 2 ladies in cloche hats playing ball ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Shots of the Parachinar Durbar in the North West Frontier district close to the Afghan border and the Khyber Pass. Presentation of certificates to local children by British Army Officier. Large milling gathering by local tribesman in ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Fishing for crocodile in wide river. Dead crocodile brought to river bank to be examined and displayed by locals and British. Sole elephant in clearing caught captive in trap struggles to escape while watched by locals ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    Laden donkeys crossing river. Road gang prepring road surface with bullock team. Group of local farmers. British offical inspects detachment of Police. British official at home in grounds of official bungalow.

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    Dalyell Collection

    Garden scenes.

    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.-Col. Loch (who took the name and ...

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    High level military inspection of newly built bridge over ravine.

    Indian troops in action on north west frontier.

    Dressage in grounds of Official Residence.

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

     
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    Dalyell Collection

    British gentlemen exhibit their prize stallions as if for sale and they are inspected on open downland.

    Long camel caravan train passing along mountainous road near Frontier post on Afghan frontier.

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    Dalyell Collection

    Great sport with pet dogs in the lawned garden of official residence (Mysore?).

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

     
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    M.G.M. NEWSUSA

    MS. Looking up at lioness on large rock (5). MCU. Two lionesses looking out over a rock (11). "A truly unusual lion's den! A rocky refuge from the blazing sun!" LS. Huge rocks. Lions underneath (16). Closer shot of two lionesses looking ...

     
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    NATURE STUDIESGreat Britain

    INTEREST - Travelogue. Scenes of Indian life and architecture.

    RL.1 Seas breaking on the rocks at Cape Comorin (58-89); the Afghan end of the Khyber Pass (106-182); sentries on guard (233); a camel caravan (332); map ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film of colonial India.

    The start of a hunt, with elephants and beaters (3); view from an elephant howdah (16). Various shots of wounded animals, the elephants and the beaters (47). The Governor's Durbar: pontoon bridge ...

     
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    Holroyd Collection

    Edited, with intertitles. 1929: Hyderabad Zoo.

    Golconda Fort Near Hyderabad City.

    Charminar the 'Arc de Triomphe' of Hyderabad.

    Gopalpore.

    Gundalakamma River and Nathavalson Bridge Construction.

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    Holroyd Collection

    Possibly the official opening of the King George's Dock and port Calcutta? The day's festivities include the arrival of a few dignitaries, a military display invovling lines of soldiers, horses, and a few carriages, and crowds of ...

     
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    TOPICAL BUDGETGreat Britain

    A lion and lioness in Africa. Film supplied by MGM News (90ft).

     
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    INDIA 1929

    Great Britain

    Amateur film of a journey to India via the Suez Canal, of people and life taken in India, 1929.

    The film opens with a shot of a cathedral and the Suez canal. Boys dive for coins and activity on board ship on the way out to India is ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Unedited material on India showing local scenes and European educationalists or missionaries.

     
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    Great Britain

    Indian and European men and women on back of elephant; dead stag being tied onto an elephant; group photograph back at camp - European hunter and family pose in front of elephants and mahouts; party setting out again; dead leopard; another ...

     
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    Scenes of everyday life in New Guinea.

     
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    During a tiger hunt in the Gir forest in India, hunters watch a fight between a rare Indian lion and a tiger.

     
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    EMPIRE NEWS BULLETIN

    "LORD OF THE WORLD: THE IMAGE OF VISHNU, THE HINDU GOD, IS CENTRAL FIGURE IN GREAT PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE OF JAGANNATH AT PURI, INDIA." Two of the cars standing side by side with pilgrims on them (17); closer shot of the crowd of ...

     
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    Amateur footage of scenes in Madras; Viceroy's residence, Thousand Lights bazaar, trooping the colour.

     
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    BRITISH SCREEN NEWS

    The Calcutta seaplane presents herself at Westminster for MPs inspection.

     
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    GB

    Newsreel item on the return of a Fairey Long Range Monoplane to Cranwell, completing its flight to India and back, 15th June 1929.

    The aircraft comes in to land at Cranwell and taxies to a halt. The crew members, ...

     
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    Members of the Rafai Fakir sect of Hyderabad perform rituals: dislocation of eyeball, skewering of neck, cheeks, skull and tongue.

     
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    Rafai Fakirs demonstrate their rites in the gardens of Hunt's bungalow.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film showing Sir Hugh Stephenson, local scenes in Patna and Ranchi districts of India. Scenes include; seeing the Governor, Sir Hugh Stephenson, off at the station; the Governor's staff; dead tiger; a picnic; bison; dead deer; ...

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR EXPEDITION film made by Glen Kidston and set in East Africa showing members of a safari, a rhinoceros, lions and giraffes.

    CS of Glen Kidston wearing a tall, pale homburg style hat and a white jacket. He talks to the camera ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Street scenes in ?Salisbury (177) A Kikuyu farm (263) Wambugu, Chief of the Kikuyu, greets Dr Philps of the Church of Scotland Mission (397) Wambugu shows neighbouring chief Mukoma the sword and stick presented by the Duke of York (432) ...

     
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    King Sohat conspires to kill King Ranjit ruler of a neighbouring kingdom.

     
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    EMPIRE SERIESGreat Britain

    The sisal industry in British East Africa. Gathering and transporting the sisal leaves, extracting the fibre by machine, washing, drying, and baling up the finished product.

    Waving sisal grass on a large plantation. ...

     
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    Amateur film showing deck sports on board ship to Suez c.1929.

     
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    Personal film of a trip to Suez from ship's arrival to shots on land.