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    Great Britain

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

     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "INTEREST". The dances, housing and local industries of New Guinea. A map indicates the equatorial rain forests in South America, South Africa and South East Asia. Scenes showing the vegetation, islanders walk in single file beneath palm trees ...

     
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    BRITISH PARAMOUNT NEWS

    "ENGLISH GIRL WINS TABLE TENNIS TITLE". Table tennis competition at Wembley. Jean Nichol wins. Bergman of Austria wins men's English title.

    "HITLER'S SPEECH REASSURES WORLD". In Berlin, Adolf Hitler addresses audience on the ...

     
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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

    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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    Great Britain

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

     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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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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    GOING PLACESUSA

    The British possessions in eastern Africa.

     
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    Men operating capstan for digging a well. Women and children bringing home the hay. Flowers and views. (b/w) Travellers on the Una road through Kangra valley. Panorama and pond. Garhi Manaswal camp and village scenes. Loading kit on camels. Wrapped up ...

     
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    A welcoming committee of dignitaries for the arrival of a train. A procession through the streets with elephants. The groom (?) in a limousine with a mounted escort. View from upstairs window. CU of elephants. Pan of horses and attendants. English and ...

     
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    A ceremonial procession of elephants and carriages. Departure of dignitaries in limousines.

     
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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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    KAROO 1939

    FOCUS ON THE EMPIRE

    A film of life on a Karoo farm in South Africa on which large flocks of sheep ar e kept. We see them being sheared and the wool loaded on to a train for Port El izabeth. Later it is shipped to England. The story is centred round ...

     
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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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    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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    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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    Depicts medical work of the London Missionary Society at Jianganj, specifically at the new hospital built by the Society to serve the Murshidabad district of Bengal. Mission staff featured include Dr. Beryl Bowering and Dr. Oliver Newell.

     
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    Depicts the work of the London Missionary Society at Atur, among the Kuruvas tribespeople. Mission staff featured include the Indian Pastor, Mr. T. Narasimham.

     
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    Depicts the work of the London Missionary Society in Salem, including Salem Boarding School, Salem Training School for Women Teachers and the Boys' High School.

     
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    Depicts the work of the London Missionary Society in Cuddapah, including the Vocational Middle School.

     
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    Depicts the work of the London Missionary society in Jammalamadugu, including scenes from a local festival, and work at the Jammalamadugu General Hospital and Girls' Boarding School.

     
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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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    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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    USA

    NASSAU IN THE 1930s

     
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    PEACETIME ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL NAVY, CONCENTRATING ON THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET ON EXERCISES

     
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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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    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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    USA

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

     
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    RAINS CAME 1939

    Melodrama of the love of an English society woman and a high caste doctor in India during natural disasters and epidemics.

     
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    Amateur film showing a picnic in Anglesey and the political officers' Residency, Jaipur.

    Fay and June bathing at Jaipur, 1940. Horse riding in grounds of Residency. Picnicing on Anglesey beach. Jaipur residency gardens in 1939. The Hindustan- ...

     
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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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    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 ...

     
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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

    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

    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 ...