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    Great Britain

    A Ugandan agricultural student visits a number of farms to pass on the knowledge he has acquired of fertilisation and the prevention of soil erosion.

     
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    Great Britain

    Description of life in the principal regions of Nigeria; Katsina, the Plateau country, and the Eastern and Western provinces; shows nature of country, customs and religious rituals, crafts, and administrative and health services.

    The ...

     
  • BASUTO BOY

    BASUTO BOY 1947 has video enhanced entry

    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 ...

     
  • 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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    Great Britain

    Biographical Adventure: The film reconstructs the life of Cherry Kearton. renowned naturalist, traveller and pioneer of cinematography, with excerpts from his wildlife films.

     
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    Great Britain

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

     
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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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    PITANIKO 1947 enhanced entry

    Great Britain, Rhodesia

    The story of a young disabled boy who escapes from his tribe as he is about to be sacrificed because of a drought. He flees to a Christian mission and in due course is converted to Christianity and develops his painting talents ...

     
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    India

    Rarely seen footage of Gandhi filmed by his great nephew, Kanu.

    Speaks to a large crowd, possibly outside a railway station. Gandhi and entourage walking along in wooded surroundings. They cross a bridge and enter a village where they are ...

     
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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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    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 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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    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 ...

     
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    THIS MODERN AGEGreat Britain

    Economic problems of Jamaica today and the struggle for survival.

     
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    COLONIAL CINEMAGAZINEGreat Britain

    At Loughborough College colonials study co-operative methods.

     
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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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    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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    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 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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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. Royal Tour of South Africa, 1947: 31st Jan. 1947 - Royal cars leaving Buckingham Palace, cheering crowds, drive down Mall. Boarding train at Waterloo Station (22). Boarding H.M.S. Vanquard at Portsmouth (32). Sitting on deck ...

     
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    SINGAPORE 1947

    USA

    Story of pearl smuggler's adventures in Singapore.

     
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    Great Britain

    Report on the Royal visit.

     
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    THIS MODERN AGEGreat Britain

    The Sudan dispute; facts of the Egypt-Sudan controversy. This Modern Age series no.8.

     
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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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    Great Britain

    A story of Rhodesia intended for potential European immigrants. The film highlights the contemporary conditions of life there, outlining the main industries and the standard of living for the African and white inhabitants.

    Opening ...

     
  • 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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    Rhodesia

    Outline of the Royal Family's tour of Southern Rhodesia in 1947.

    Landscape. A plane lands at Salisbury; George VI and Princess Margaret step out. A second plane arrives; Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth are greeted by Sir John ...

     
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    Rhodesia

    "Cecil Rhodes brought peace to what is now Southern Africa. The Africans were a primitive people...superstitious and wasteful...". An African describes what his people have learnt from the white man: new and improved crops, soil erosion, ...

     
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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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    Great Britain

    Various tribal dances of the Sukumaland people of Africa.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film showing Muslim refugees arriving in Pakistan from India and at Lahore station.

     
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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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    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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    Great Britain

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

     
  • PORTRAIT OF PALESTINE
    GB

    The historic past, cultural and economic present and potential future of Palestine are all portrayed as (mainly implicit) criticism of "the tension and uncertainty of the last 25 years."

    Film of the Jordan valley and ...

     
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    GB

    Government film about the opening of the Nigerian legislative council.

    (Reels One and Three only viewed). The introduction provides a brief and uncritical review of progress made in Nigeria - Lagos converted from 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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    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 ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film shot by Major Michael Nelson of 8th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army while seconded to the Kurram Militia on the North-West Frontier records social and military activity, and the landscape, between August 1946 and ...

     
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    Singapore

    Record for regimental historical purposes of the presentation of new colours to the 1st Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel D L A Gibbs, in Singapore on 10 July 1947.

    Notes

    Production: credit indicates ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film with titles shot by Dr David Bates of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) while serving with the British Army in Occupied Japan records mainly scenes of traditional rural life and religious festivals, but also shows the devastation at ...

     
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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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    COLONEL HODGKINSON AMATEUR FILMGB

    Scenes of post-war Burma. The funeral procession is most likely that of Bogyoke Aung San (leader of the AFPFL - Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League - prior to Burma's independence in 1948) ...

     
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    WATER 1947

    COLONEL HODGKINSON - SOUTH EAST ASIA COMMANDGB

    Offcuts from several of Colonel Hodgkinson's films.

    Aerial shots of a river and surrounding jungle. Brief shot of vehicles ascending a mountain track, some snow on adjacent ...

     
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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

    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), ...