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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.

    Production / ...

     
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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 ...