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    Great Britain

    The opening of the Kano International Airport in Nigeria, 4th may 1947.

    Traditional greetings to visitors. A Comet airplane. Wing Commander Coleman, Director of Civil Aviation, at the official opening ceremony. Inspection of the ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Amateur film of a young woman surrounded by crowds on an Indian street. Colonel Hodgkinson does not identify who Althya is - it is possible that she is Althya Clark Youngman, an American ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Two Indian men, one holds a long handled axe, the other a rifle. Close-up of a man posing with a pistol. Close-up of part of a hand-made rifle? Close-up of a man demonstrating a pistol. Another close-up of the hand-made ...

     
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    ASSAM 1947

    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Tribeswoman with baby on her back, hut on top of steep hillside. Villagers (the Puroiks (Sulungs)? in Assam), cockerel, exotic flowers, leaf insect, green snake, cutting trees, building hut, fire, cutting logs, making ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Assam tribal dances taken in Shillong when Lord Mountbatten arrived in 1947.

     
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    Palestine

    (22B/second series) June/July 1947: Dr Magnes (President of Hebrew University of Jerusalem) addresses members of UNSCOP (United Nations Special Committee on Palestine), speaking in English at the end of a luncheon; Sandstrom chairman of UNSCOP ...

     
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    Palestine

    (16B/second series) July/August 1946: With the leadership of the Jewish Agency imprisoned by the British on 29th June 1946 (called by the Jews 'Black Sabbath') Golda Meir was in acting command of the Jewish Agency. As an act of defiance she ...

     
  • BASUTO BOY

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    Great Britain

    A short story for children about a Basuto-boy herdsman and his adventures in dealing with cattle thieves.

    The second reel (of two) shows Lesaoama, a Basuto boy, as he travels across icy mountains on a Basuto pony in order to tell his ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. Travelogue. The island of Bermuda as a holiday resort. Includes the ceremonial handing over of office from one Governor General to another. A trip around the island by carriage. St Peter's Church and Gibb's Hill lighthouse.

     
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    Great Britain

    Five Anglo-Catholic nuns open a school and a hospital in the Himalayas. It prospers until a series of mishaps turn the villagers against the nuns. Finally Sister Ruth becomes mad and attacks the mother superior only to bring about her own ...

     
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    GB

    Reel 1: Scenes on board Empress of Australia on final stretch of voyage home from Bombay to Liverpool. Tug-of-war for soldiers on deck. Passing through Suez Canal to Port Said, passing military camp on port side. Official welcome on Liverpool ...

     
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    BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWS

    Contains the items: Final Touches to Aintree Course Jet Power for Campbell's Speed Bid Amritsar's Ruins Mountbatten Leaves for India Australia's New Governor General Great Basuto Trek to Salute Royal Family

     
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    BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWS

    Includes item on the Conference on Pakistan held in New Delhi.

     
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    BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWS

    Includes an item on the Independence movement in Hanoi; Jewish terrorist acts in Palestine.

     
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    BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWSGreat Britain

    Includes: redundancies in British factories caused by fuel shortages; British youths emigrating as colonists from Britain to Rhodesia.

     
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    BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWS

    Includes: the funerals of British soldiers, Sergeants Pace and Martin, in Ramich, killed by terrorist acts; speech by Winston Churchill to the Conservative party at Blenheim Palace.

     
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    BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWS

    Includes: Fly-pst commemorating Battle of Britain; Gandhi and his fasting for the cause of Hindu and Muslim unity.

     
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    BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWS

    Includes: the signing of Burmese independence at No. 10 Downing Street.

     
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    BRITISH NEWSGreat Britain

    For a detailed shot list, contact NFTVA. Items include:

    COAL - OWNERSHIP TRANSFER RUGBY - SCOTLAND FAIL AGAINST FRANCE MONTY FOR MOSCOW REFUGEE IMMIGRANTS REACH PALESTINE SEA STORIES AUSTRALIA RETAINS 'THE ASHES'

     
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    BRITISH NEWSGreat Britain

    For a detailed shot list, contact NFTVA. Items include:

    YOUNGEST RACE-HORSE OWNER ICEBOUND BRITAIN SHIVERS PARADE IN ADDIS ABABA OUR ROVING CAMERAMAN (BURMESE DELEGATION) (NEW RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR) (WHALE HUNTING) OUR ...

     
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    BRITISH NEWSGreat Britain

    For a detailed shot list, contact NFTVA. Items include: DAY AND NIGHT STRUGGLE TO CLOSE FEN GAP FAREWELL TO THE NEW VICEORY (LORD AND LADY MOUNTBATTEN LEAVE FOR INDIA) (DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER ARRIVES BACK IN LONDON) TRIBESMEN ...

     
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    BRITISH NEWSGreat Britain

    For a detailed shot list, contact NFTVA. Items include: SOUTH AFRICA DRAWS TEST WITH ENGLAND INDIA ACCEPTS THE PLAN KING ABDULLAH IN JERUSALEM TUDOR MINSTREL FAILS

     
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    BRITISH NEWS

    For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include CANADIAN SEA CADETS VISIT H.M.S. VICTORY WHITEHAVEN DISASTER NEW DOMINIONS JOIN COMMONWEALTH SPECTACLE IN BERLIN

     
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    BRITISH NEWS

    For detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include BOMBAY BIDS FAREWELL TO BRITISH TROOPS ARSENAL 3 - SUNDERLAND 1: SOCCER SEASON'S FLYING START OUR ROVING CAMERAMAN LONDON - LAST TEST MATCH IN THE SERIES MONTGOMERY PRESENTS `DIGGER HAT' ...

     
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    BRITISH NEWSGreat Britain

    For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include KENYA TATTOO PANDIT NEHRU AT SRINAGAR BRADMAN'S RECORD AT SYDNEY MATCH OUR ROVING CAMERA REPORTS... MALTA PARIS MALAYA'S GIFT TO ROYAL COUPLE

     
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    BRITISH NEWSGreat Britain

    For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include HYDERABAD TODAY NEWS IN BRIEF FRIENDSHIP CARGO LEAVES AMERICA BELGIAN CROSS COUNTRY RACE HAIFA HOLLAND TOYS AND JOYS FOR THE KIDDIES CEYLON PARLIAMENT LONDON'S NEW TUBE ...

     
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    BRITISH NEWS

    For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include 1947 AND AFTER

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    A group shot of members of the (first) Indian cabinet, although, other than close-ups of Nehru and Lord Mountbatten, only one or two other faces are seen .

    Notes

    Allocated Title taken from Hodgkinson's ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    A crowd of people at a railway station, Acharya J B Kripalani in the centre. People sit in the street selling goods. A brief shot of a fakir? View of the Victoria Memorial, Calcutta.

    Notes

    Allocated Title ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Corvette catcher; man hauled up from whale catcher; tanker; helicopter; football ground; Leith Harbour; tanks.

     
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    COLONIAL CINEMAGAZINEGreat Britain

    Inter-colonial sports. Nigeria v Gold Coast at Lagos 1947.

    'Inter-Colonial Sports Nigeria v Gold Coast, Lagos 1947'. The police ground Ikoyi, Lagos 19/4/1947, the venue of the AAA meeting. Europeans and ...

     
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    COLONIAL CINEMAGAZINEGreat Britain

    Agriculture in a Nigerian African school. Wales. Colonial students meet young farmers at Lampeter. London. Malayan students at a Colonial Office tea party.

    'Nigeria - Agriculture in the School' Young boys ...

     
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    COLONIAL CINEMAGAZINEGreat Britain

    At Loughborough College colonials study co-operative methods.

     
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    COLONIAL CINEMAGAZINEGreat Britain

    Cinemagazine for African distribution. This issue contains items on road building in Kenya and on animals from Kenya at London Zoo.

    'Kenya - builds roads' Kenya village, straw huts. Bulldozer clearing land to ...

     
  • COLONIAL CINEMAGAZINE NO.9
    COLONIAL CINEMAGAZINEGreat Britain

    'London: This magazine is devoted to the activities of the Gold Coast Band during their visit to the U.K. The music track is an actual recording of their playing' (Colonial Cinema, December 1947, 95).

    The ...

     
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    Crane Collection

    Films contain good colour footage of Capt. and Mrs. Crane's daily lives as an army couple at the end of the Raj.

     
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    Cressy Collection

    A film depicting the work of the Palestine Police (i.e. British Police) training and going about their work in Palestine. Reel 2 has scenes of dog training, mounted patrols through villages, interaction with Arab Police on camels, ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Indian troops on parade. Independent India flag visible in background. Sikh troops with red turbans and white spats. Shot of the Gateway to India archway in Bombay. Shot of memorial. A flypast. A rainbow over a ...

     
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    GB

    The events in Karachi and in Delhi around Independence Day, 15 August 1947.

    On the eve of independence, Jinnah (the new Governor General of Pakistan) and Lord and Lady Mountbatten arrive at the Constituent Assembly ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Taken in Nigeria, this film shows the production of cocoa, how the farmer prepares the beans and how the cocoa co-operative society manages the collection and marketing of the produce.

    Lawani, a Nigerian cocoa farmer, harvests and ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Close-up of a lamp? on the side of a building with a crown on top. Scenes of the Governor General's Bodyguards (mounted Sikhs with red tunics), Government House, New Delhi. Detailed close-up of one of the guard. Close ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    An Indain man and two women sitting on a bench in the grounds of Government House, New Delhi. A man walks towards the camera carrying a large basket of flowers on his head. A large group of servants. A group (British), ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Two women (Ditty Hodgkinson, wife of Colonel Hodgkinson and Edythe?) and a man walk through the gardens of Government House, New Delhi. The two women walk towards the pond. Ditty picks a small orange? from a tree and ...

     
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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Lord Mountbatten shaking hands with Indian officials at airport? Lady Mountbatten, one of her daughters (Patricia?) and Nehru walk past. A man holds two ceremonial swords? mounted on a wooden base (a further close-up ...

     
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    Documentary of post war refugees in their own land in Palestine.

     
  • HERE IS THE GOLD COAST
    Great Britain

    A Central Office of Information film outlining the planned development of the Gold Coast over the next ten years.

    Over footage of a beach, scrolling titles introduce the film. 'The colonies are the responsibility of the British ...

     
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    INDIA 1947

    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Still shots of the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta. Street scenes. Close-up of a holy man (fakir?), and a small shrine next to him. More street scenes, beggars. Close-up of feet treading clay. A man sculpting a figure. ...

     
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    INDIA 1 1947

    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    A British officer stands in front of a wall map, points to mid-Atlantic then India. Focus in on India. Indian military bands and troops march in the grounds of Government House, Delhi. Close-up of a mounted British ...