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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Funeral procession of 5th Baron Brabourne, Governor of Bengal 1937-9, in Calcutta in 1939.

     
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    USA

    Oases in the Sahara Desert.

     
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    Bermuda

    INTEREST. Travelogue and promotional film for the island of Bermuda.

    Main title and credits (37). LS `Queen of Bermuda' liner leaving harbour of New York (New York skyline not seen) (53). Closer view of the liner as it sails past (77). ...

     
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    BEAU GESTE 1939

    USA

    Story of adventures of three brothers in the Foreign Legion, each of whom is taking the blame for jewel theft in England. Re-make of a 1926 silent version. From a novel by P.C. Wren. Screenplay by Robert Carson.

     
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    GUNGA DIN 1939

    USA

    Based on a poem by Rudyard Kipling, GUNGA DIN is a fictional tale set in British India during the Thuggee uprising.

     
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    GOING PLACESUSA

    The British possessions in eastern Africa.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur footage of an African village (probably Mufulira) built for factory workers. Sanitation conditions, European housing and recreation facilities

     
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    USA

    Family in the British Colonial Service in West Africa. Their son revolts against the life and becomes involved with a trouble making scientist. He and his gang are eventually killed and the son escapes.

     
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    USA

    Pygmies of the Central African rain forest; aspects of their way of life - domestic, hunting, and bartering.

     
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    ASHANTI 1939

    Great Britain

    DOCUMENTARY: Destroyer ship "H.M.S. Ashanti" makes her maiden voyage to Ashanti, the country after which she has been named.

    Credits (31), waves, coastline of the Gold Coast, map of Africa showing Ashanti (62), markets (77) naval ...

     
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    USA

    NASSAU IN THE 1930s

     
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    Great Britain

    Documentary on the development of an air mail service over the British Empire.

     
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    USA

    Biography of the American explorer from his reporting for the New York Herald to the discovery of Livingstone's body and Stanley's conversion.

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. Pearl diving and a pearl fleet in the Persian Gulf.

     
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    India

    INTEREST. Credits (49), hut on stilts from which tribesmen keep guard over their crops (82), dead neelgai shot by the tribesman (87), close-up of a Gond tribesman with axe and spear (92), items such as opium, amulet, pipes which the tribesman ...

     
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    Great Britain

    J. Blake Dalrymple and J. Stirling Gillespie on wildlife filming expedition during a Cape to Cairo trip 1937-1939, largly shot in Zululand.

     
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    NONQUASSI 1939

    FOCUS ON THE EMPIREGreat Britain

    Members of the Xhosa tribe of South Africa re-enact an old legend in which blind belief in a false prophet leads the tribe to ruin. The commentary draws the parallel with Hitler's Germany.

     
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    USA

    The daughter of an army captain is degraded into a servant when her father is lost, but she refuses to believe it and finds him ill in hospital. She penetrates his memory and restores him to health.

     
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    Great Britain

    Harry Faversham finds himself branded a coward by his friends and family when he resigns his commission before the war campaign against the Sudan uprising.

    The Four Feathers was the fourth film version of A.E.W. Mason& ...
     
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    India

    The film celebrates the operations of the Bata shoe company highlighting, in particular, the welfare provided for its workers at its specially-built industrial town of Batanagar.

    The film’s opening ...

     
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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.

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    Palestine

    (157A) October 1938: At the beginning of a new Hebrew year the first 'legal' immigrants arrive at the newly constructed port of Tel Aviv from SS Polonia.

    (182A) June 1939: After the publication of the British Government's White Paper on ...

     
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    GB

    START 00:00:00 Monochrome scenes on board HMS Kent with views of the name plate on the quarterdeck, X and Y twin eight-inch gun turrets and the mainmast (from which the White Ensign flies) and a view along the starboard side from the ship's gangway ...

     
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    GB

    START 00:00:00 Black and white scenes filmed on board a twelve-oared cutter showing the crew 'pulling' hard on each of the seventeen-foot foot long oars during training. Shots showing several types of craft - three twelve-oared cutters, the Chief ...

     
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    GB

    START 00:00:00 Colour Kodak Safety Film logo. Scenes filmed in the Whampoa Docks in Kowloon showing two ratings standing on the quarterdeck of HMS Kent holding the template for the ship's crest that they are going to paint on the cliffs overlooking ...

     
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    GB

    START 00:00:00 Scenes filmed under the tropical awning on the quarterdeck of HMS Kent interrupted by jump cuts showing Captain Ashmore with the Army General Officer Commanding, Hong Kong, officers including one identified by Blundell as Sub- ...

     
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    GB

    START 00:00:00 Agfa 8 1939 logo. Scenes showing Lieutenant-Commander 'Casanova' Coleman (HMS Kent's paymaster) on the left and Petty Officer Desmond Holbrook (as identified by Blundell) holding a pay parade for naval ratings on board HMS Kent; as he ...

     
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    GB

    START 00:00:00 Views filmed inside a drydock (probably the one at Whampoa Dock from 21 to 24 October 1939) showing the starboard side of HMS Kent during dockyard repairs; clearly visible are the draught marks in Latin numerals painted on the bow ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film shot by Lieutenant-Colonel Wilkinson of the Rajputana Rifles (Wellesley Rifles), Indian Army while serving on the North-West Frontier of India.

     
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    GB

    (Reel 1) Map of Palestine with oil pipe line from Iraq to Haifa marked. "September Crisis 1938": HMS Malaya sails from Haifa, under Mount Carmel, to Alexandria, with HMS Gallant (H.59) escorting. Scenes in Alexandria: RN submarine, Fairey Sea Fox ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film shot by Lieutenant David Heber-Percy while serving on HMS Colombo (1933-1935) of shore scenes in the Ceylon (?), Muscat, East Africa, India and Burma, the Seychelles and while serving on HMS Ilex (1937-1939) ...

     
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    GB

    START 00:00:00 Monochrome scenes in the South China Sea, summer 1939: view of two naval ratings on duty on the platform with an octuple Mk VII 2-pounder pom-pom and the quadruple .5 inch machine gun mounting on the starboard side of HMS Kent, another ...

     
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    GB

    START 00:00:00 Monochrome scenes in the New Territories near the border with China featuring terraced paddy fields in the valleys between the ranges of hills. Views of the walled and moated village of Kam Tin, a narrow alley inside the village and ...

     
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    GB

    Tented encampment of 43 DHQ Company of King George V's Own Bengal Sappers and Miners, with Indian sentry on duty; regimental (?) flag flies in the background. Indian bearer grooms Lieutenant Jack's small black and white terrier. Mess tent (?): Indian ...

     
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    GB

    START 00:00:00 Title 'Pathscope Safety Film presents "Mediterranean 1938 1939"' superimposed over a still of the G Class destroyer HMS Glowworm (pennant number H92) in the Grand Harbour, Malta. On board the battleship HMS Warspite with spray breaking ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Wide shot hills, coach past on road foreground. Car up and past. Ls across valley, white man and native girl with trusk. People wandering through gardens showing flowers. Ls village. cu flowers, native children ...

     
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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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    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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    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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    Morrison Collection

    Countryside of North East Nigeria as seen from a railway train on a long journey. Arrival at Lagos(?). Harbourside quay scenes and sweeping shots of the harbour, its cranes and the port facilities. The voyage to England on board 'MV ...

     
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    Anton-Smith Collection

    Family scenes; grinding rice in a Chinese village; rigging up a model plane.

    Production / Donor Details: Films shot by Mr Anton-Smith, an Agricultural Officer in Northern Rhodesia (and later Zambia). His wife Anne was a ...

     
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    Gifford Collection

    Travel scenes of the High Mountains Working railway and the movement of goods. Maharaja's wedding festivities. Kashmir holiday: lake scenes with water sports and flower boats. British civil servants at their leisure

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    Layard Collection

    Family footage in India.Colour sequences on tea picking and processing.

    Festive procession with dressed elephants near Royal Palace with gardens and reservoir. The Layard girls exercising ponies. Parade / march past of police ...

     
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    Layard Collection

    General footage of Kashmir. Countryside / scenery .Riverside settlements Lakes, boats, European houseboatsclothes washing on river banks, street musicians / dancers performing, walking craft across river, horse riding & picnic in ...

     
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    Jocelyn Abbott Collection

    Lahore 1939

     
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    Jocelyn Abbott Collection

    Simla. North West Frontier Province.

     
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    INTEREST. Voyage through the Mediterranean, special emphasis on Royal Navy ships in the sea.

    r.1 Shots of the sea and coasts representing Ulysses' voyage northward from the Mediterranean (72). The S.S. "Ionian" in the bay of Gibraltar on her ...