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    "London, Houses of Parliament, `cameos of the Caribbean' Way out on the Spanish main, where Drake and his sea-dogs chased buccaneers... Lie those sun-kissed isles of romantic beauty, the lovely Leewards Islands. `London to Leewards' a ...

     
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    AMATEUR. Camp life and hunting scenes in Assam while on local leave.

     
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    Amateur film shot by Captain Paddy O'Neill of the Indian Medical Service, Indian Army, while attached to the Federated Malay States from November 1934 to January 1938, records scenes in Officers' Mess, battalion entraining for Kuala Lumpur, Palace of ...

     
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    Great Britain

    The sports parade of the 2nd and 10th Gurkha Rifles regiment and scenes of animal sacrifice at Shillong, Assam.

     
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    Reel 1: "Shall Mills, TPT and Camp". Camel and mule transport. Ambulance truck. Two British officers in solar topees.

    Reel 2: "Shall Mills and Tennis, Pishin" (ie Baluchistan). Camel transport. ASD (DSA) on mountainside. Playing tennis. [Film ...

     
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    Reel 8: "Well at Jhak. Shelabagh" (ie Baluchistan) Indians irrigate using cows to draw water from well. Volley ball.

    Reel 9: "Srinagar, Kashmir" Tourist scenes of lake and river traffic.

    Reel 10: "Barrack building, Wana" (ie Waziristan) ...

     
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    Reel 17: "Shall Mills, Troops and TPT" Indians practise wrestling. Military encampment. Camel transport train.

    Reel 18: "11/4th GR Recruits' PT" Indian recruits do PT and learn rifle drill. (Captain Reed was administrative Commandant of 11/4th ...

     
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    Reel 26: "Pipe band and sports" Indian turbaned troops parade and play pipes. Colonel Hamlin (?, tall bald officer) attends regimental sports day.

    Reel 27: "Moplah acrobatics" (ie South India) Muslim men in distinctive white dress perform ...

     
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    Amateur film without titles shot by Bandsman Mr T A Link of 2nd Battalion Welch Regiment records soldiers of the Battalion dressed up in a variety of mock oriental guises and as Welsh miners parading, playing a rugby match ...

     
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    Amateur film with titles shot by Bandsman Mr T A Link of 2nd Battalion Welch Regiment records Bandsman L Brazier posing with Shooting Shield for 1932, soldiers relaxing by swimming pool and playing hockey, "Cush" Howard playing with puppy at Kuldana, ...

     
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    Amateur film without titles shot by Bandmaster Mr T A Link of 2nd Battalion Welch Regiment records soldiers outside their barracks and practising high jump and long jump in mountainous district, presumably while Battalion was stationed at Rawalpindi, ...

     
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    Amateur film shot by Captain Torquil MacLeod of the 71st Highland Light Infantry.

    Voyage out on troopship Dorsetshire from Liverpool to Port Said (Egypt), through Suez Canal and Red Sea, past oil tanks and Arab dhows ...

     
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    Amateur film of the 7th Gurkha Rifles on the Kojak Pass and Afghan Frontier near Chaman, officers and wives competing in the point-to-point meeting at Quetta, pipes and drums and bandsmen outside the Gurkha Mess at Quetta, Company Training Camp on ...

     
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    United States of America

    Amateur film by an American millionaire of a Caribbean cruise with his wife and friends in 1932.

    "Aboard the Britannic the First Day Out" Peggy Thaw eating breakfast on deck. "Miss Cushman." ...

     
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    United States of America

    Amateur film by an American millionaire of a Caribbean cruise with his wife and friends in 1932.

    "Approaching the Culebra Cut where the Canal pierces the Continental Divide." The result of an ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur footage of scenes in Ethiopia and Addis Ababa at the time of Haile Selassie's coronation, November 1930.

    "Leaving Aden". Shots of the shore from ship, pan of shoreline with ships and dhows off Aden. "A country station with ...

     
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    Great Britain

    EXPEDITIONS. Record of the journey made by film director Walter Summers and his crew in three motor coaches of the Trans-Saharienne Company across the Algerian Sahara en route for Timbuctoo in French Sudan for the making of his feature ...

     
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    AFRICA 1931

    BUTCHER'S TALKIE CHATSGreat Britain

    TRAVELOGUE. 1920s footage of African wildlife with added commentary and Ravel's Bolero.

    Wildlife - zebras, ostriches; ostrich shot by man in solar topee. Visit to grave of Cecil Rhodes. Victoria Falls. African ...

     
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    AFRICA 1932

    Great Britain

    HOME MOVIE. Amateur footage of various localities in Africa, including Victoria Falls and possibly South Africa.

    Victoria Falls. Men in pith helmets lighting cigarettes. Railway bridge over gorge. Train. Children in pith helmets. ...

     
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    VITAPHONE VARIETIESUSA

    In this comedy, introduced by 'The Professor', Hugh Cameron appears as an African explorer and filmmaker, who lectures to an audience and shows film that he shot in Africa.

    Presented as a lecture, The Professor introduces ...

     
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    USA

    CARTOON. Trigger-happy big game hunter, Flip The Frog, is captured by cannibals. They attempt to cook him in a cauldron. Flip escapes after playing a flute melody which leads the flames away from the cauldron and after the men of the village but he ...

     
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    Great Britain

    An African woman is seen at work hoeing in the maize fields with her baby on her back, and an older child accompanies her. They go down to the river to wash the baby, the mother fastens him on her back and they go back to the field.

     
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    ADVENTURES IN AFRICAUSA

    Wildlife safari to Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and Portugese East Africa (Mozambique).

     
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    Great Britain

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

     
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    A filmed record of a recent 5,000 mile expedition undertaken by Mr and Mrs Harry C. Pearson, which includes footage of the Latuka tribe, the ceremonial rites of the Masai tribe and also shows the retirment of a British governor in Mwanza.

     
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    PATHE GAZETTEGreat Britain

    Scenes from the lives of people in an African native tribe. A woman gathers up an animal hide and walks through a village accompanied by a child; a man herds cattle nearby. A small bird pecks at the ground amidst the cattle. A ...

     
  • AFRICAN PEASANT FARMS - THE KINGOLWIRA EXPERIMENT
    Great Britain

    INTEREST. The film shows a practical experiment to establish a new African settlement in tsetse-fly country.

    The film opens with a local looking at a sign post 'To Kingolwira'. The African sets off in this direction and comes to a ...

     
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    AFRICANS 1930

    Great Britain

    Documentary of the work of missionaries and the growth of Methodism in the Gold Coast (now Ghana), highlighting evangelism, education and agricultural development.

    Reels one and two missing.

    Reel three. Wesley College, Kumasi ...

     
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    India

    ACTUALITY. A British official opens the Agriculture and Health Exhibition in Bengal, 1933. The opening ceremony and crowds.

    Bengali titles (6). The entrance to the exhibition seen in the background. Two temporary towers with white painted ...

     
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    AJMER 1937

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    AMATEUR. Film of local events in Ajmer province including the fair at Pushkar.

    Camel race and general views of people and animals (35). Elephants (46). People (53). A food stall (58). Street scene showing stalls and buildings (82). ...

     
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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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    ALL ABOARD 1937

    Great Britain

    Cadbury production, likely including footage from the Gold Coast (Ghana).

     
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    PATHÉ PICTORIALGreat Britain

    INTEREST. Shots of the sea from the side of "S.S. Narkunda" (31). The bridge of the ship (65). The engine room (120). The bridge (142). Life boat drill (198). Shots of the sea from the side of the ship (212).

     
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    TRAVELOGUE. Life and work of the peasants of Cyprus. This film consists of material shot for the 1929 film CYPRUS, re-edited and with a sound commentary.

    Credits (18). A car drives along a mountain road in Cyprus. A camel caravan. Car approaches ...

     
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    Great Britain

    TRAVELOGUE. A cruise to Africa and a safari in Kenya.

    Main title. "Outward bound for the Cape". The ship. "Crossing the 'line'". Capetown and Table Bay from Table Mountain. "Sailing Northwards to East Africa passing Zanzibar". " ...

     
  • ANTI-PLAGUE OPERATIONS, LAGOS 1937
    Great Britain

    A record of measures taken against an outbreak of plague in Lagos, followed by footage of welfare exhibitions in Lagos in 1937.

    The film opens with Africans standing outside a corrugated iron hut, with an open sewer running through ...

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR FILM.

    ARAB LEGION AMMAN. Filmed around April 1937 on the occasion of the annual parade of the Legion. The parade was taken by King Hussein but it is uncertain whether there is no footage of him in this film (30ft).

    LAN ...

     
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    Great Britain

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

     
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    Documentary. An Akyab tour - Burma.

    A boat unloading small parcels and two men onto a small boat alongside. The arrival of a motor boat and British officials on a visit to a temple. Andrew Bay At Sadaway. A flying boat taking off. Inspection of ...

     
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    Amateur film shot by Doctor Gordon Thompson, a Church Missionary Society medical missionary working at the Henry Lester Institute of Medical Research in Shanghai (1927-1937), records ceremony of Armistice Day in Hong Kong, where Colonial Governor ...

     
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    TOPICAL BUDGETGreat Britain

    Empire Premiers, in Britain for the Imperial Conference witness a tank display (94ft).

     
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    Scenes from Hong Kong including: Shatin Valley; Christian Buddhist temple; rice fields; on the Taipo Road, including scenes at the train station; Tolo Harbour; Chinese country houses; a Chinese temple garden; Shing Mun reservoir; ruins of a walled city ...

     
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    MINISTRY OF TECHNOLOGY COLLECTIONGB

    A series of landings is seen with various aircraft.

    Notes

    Summary: Good shots taken from the island bridge. Note the markings on the flight deck and the good reverse shots which show the island well. ...

     
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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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    Great Britain

    Everyday use of asphalt for roadmaking and roofing are followed by a description of the Pitch Lake at La Brea, Trinidad, the work at the lakeside, in the refineries and in the barrel factory. The mechanised making and filling of barrels is ...

     
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    Great Britain

    A typical day at a Government Primary School in Tanganyika.

    The film opens with a shot of a notice board stating "Government Primary School". The boys of the school are roused at 6.30 a.m. by a bugle. The boys get up, wash, sweep ...

     
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    FOX MOVIETONE NEWSUSA

    Main title. "Squadron of British planes starts from Cape Town on 4,600 mile return trip over the jungles to Cairo" (17). LS airfield at Cape Town (27); PAN three biplanes taking off (53); MS as they fly over the camera on their way ...