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  • 1955 : the year in Malaya
    Malaya

    Malayan Government propaganda.

    The film covers the first Malayan general elections, emphasising popular support for Tunku Abdul Rahman and the Alliance Party. Cabinet members are seen beginning work. "The new era ...

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    Admiral Sir Guy Grantham (Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Mediterranean) holds his first Area Commanders' meeting at HAFMED, Malta.

    Various Area Commanders and other Chiefs of Staff arrive, ...

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    Aerial views of jungle terrain filmed from one of the helicopters of 848 Squadron.

    Aerial views of jungle-covered hills. The tops of the ridges are obscured by a dense cloud layer which the ...

     
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    GB, [Malaya]

    Women of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, on duty in Malaya: girls operating switchboard, office workers, girls playing tennis, relaxing in sitting room and attending a lecture on Malayan geography.

     
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    Ghana

    Expert advice given to villagers to plant and grow vegetables for better yield and produce. Very similar to IT PAYS TO SPRAY.

     
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    Nigeria

    The making of Star lager from Nigeria.

    The film opens with the Star lager trademark as local music plays. As three African men sit outside drinking Star lager, a close-up of a tray reveals the company logo. The voiceover states that 'These ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Aspects of the major social problems raised by the rapid industrialisation of Northern Rhodesia; work done by the missionaries.

     
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    BLACK POD 1955

    Ghana

    Cocoa plantations in the Gold Coast (Ghana) and how they are affected by insects and the negligence of farmers.

     
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    Birch Collection

    Scenes in Sierra Leone

    Production / Donor Details: Films taken by John Birch. In the 1950s the John and Daphne Birch were mainly in Sierra Leone, where he was head of Unilever, and also held a position on the Legislative Council; ...

     
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    Bryan Collection

    Scenes in Mongu, Barotseland, and Lusaka.

    Production / Donor Details: Mr Bryan was an Education Officer in Northern Rhodesia from 1953 - 1961.

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    Visit of Commander-in-Chief, Italian Naval Forces to Malta, July 1955.

    (Part 1) Italian flagship Luigi di Savoia Duca Degli Abruzzi fires salute as Vice-Admiral Vittorio De Pace (C-in-C) ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Tanker leaving `Southern Harvester'; arriving Leith Harbour; `Southern Harvester' from the air; whale thrashing; whales alongside `Southern Harvester'.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Leith Harbour; floating dock; pumps; `Southern Harvester'; floating factory; gunner in corvette; pipes for blowing; playing the whale.

     
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    Travel short about a Merchant Navy engineer who calls at Hong Kong, Bangkok and other Eastern cities prior to accepting a berth in the Orient.

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    A party for British children onboard HMS Forth, submarine depot ship at Malta.

    LA.LS from quayside to HMS Forth alongside - a huge Father Christmas figure has been erected as if in the act of ...

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    HMS Tyne at Malta during Combined Fleet Exercises.

    Flag Officers arrive on board HMS Tyne at Grand Harbour, Malta. FO's meeting in C-in-C's Dining cabin.

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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    Scenes in and around Malta during Combined Fleet Exercises, Mediterranean 1955.

    Combined Fleet formed up prior to entering Grand Harbour. Harbour entrance and Valletta. Firing the Royal ...

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    (Taken in HMAS Quadrant.) Destroyers in line astern and ahead; fleet forming up; fleet dressed overall at entrance to Singapore Roads.

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    Summary: cataloguing incomplete as the film has not been viewed - ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. A travelogue set in Western Uganda, bordering the Congo. View across the Ruwenzori Mountains. The hot, sulphur springs on the savannah plains (130-155). Contrast of dense jungle on mountain side. Bamboo growing in the jungle ...

     
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    TRAVELOGUE. The Malay Archipelago and Borneo.

     
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    South Africa

    INTEREST. The production of copper in Northern Rhodesia. Welfare facilites provided for the mining communities, including the towns of Mufulira, N'Kana, Ndola and Chingola.

     
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    Travelogue, showing the buildings, people and wildlife of Nairobi.

    Over shots of modern Nairobi, the commentator outlines the transformation of the city under British rule over the previous fifty years. The film highlights the 'modern colonial ...

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    Rehearsal of Fleet concert party. "Blue Jackets" band of HMS St Angelo marches down Kingsway, Valletta; crowd lines street. Street Lining party provided by Malta shore establishments takes up positions in Kingsway. Band and ...

     
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    Film about the Dunlop Rubber Co's worldwide activities, particularly in its 13 rubber estates in Malacca. The film looks at the amenities on the estate and the anti-bandit security measures.

    Introduced as a story of 'British achievement in the ...