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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 ...

     
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    Leaving from Swiss (?) airport (Swiss flag flying), followed by views from airplane of coastline. East African local flora: collecting seeds by shaking tree and the seeds 'exploding' off. Sisal production process including farming, separating, drying ...

     
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    Oil rig fire extinguished by Myron Kinley.

     
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    Rhodesia

    The work of the African Messenger service in Northern Rhodesia. Looks at a typical day's duties of a chief messenger and his five colleagues working for the district commissioner. i) The first messenger drives a lorry full of cement to the site ...

     
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    Central African Federation

    Four couples describe their holidays:- Kariba/Eastern Highlands, Lake Nyasa, Victoria Falls, Lake Tangyanika.

     
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    Nigeria

    January 7th 1955. An announcement by Chief Awolowo, Premier of the Western Region of Nigeria at the radio station? He talks of free universal primary education. A primary school, children admitted, a visit by the Premier and the Minister Of ...

     
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    Rhodesia

    The destruction of Rhodesia's native timber resources and the need for careful management of that resource.

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - SOUTH EAST ASIAGB

    During General Sir Gerald Templer's farewell tour of RAF Station, Kuala Lumpur, he visits 848 Squadron and says a few words to the assembled officers.

    General Templer and ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Promotional film advertising Gold Coast Government Premium Bonds. One lucky winner is seen collecting wads of banknotes. "Buy A Bond, Win A Prize", an intertitle suggests.

     
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    GOLD COAST REVIEW

    Cinemagazine chronicling the change and progress taking place in the Gold Coast. Contains the following items: Co-Operative Day in Accra Mr. Adlai Stevenson's Visit The Premium Bonds Campaign Nigeria v. Gold Coast Football Match

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    "HMS Birmingham. Ceremony of the Keys at Gibraltar, December 1955." (Taken from CNI records.)

    HMS Birmingham enters Algiers firing national salute; returned by shore batteries. C-in-C Med and ...

     
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    GB

    I. AA Defence of ships. LA.MS of twin 40mm AA as it trains and fires - destroyer's funnel in the background, frame right. MS in rear of 6x40mm on aircraft carrier - mounting trains and fires.

    II. Aerial MLSs of HMS Eagle underway with escorting ...

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    (Part 1) (a) Visit to Grand Turk Island: cable parties prepare to enter harbour, pilot comes on board. Shot from bridge. Quartermaster sounds by hand lead line. Port anchor goes - cable running out. Commissioner arrives on ...

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    On 23rd January 1955, HMS Superb on passage from Kingston, Jamaica to Callao in Peru passed through the Panama Canal.

    Superb approaches Gatun Lock from Cristobal and passes through the locks ...

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    HMS Tyne at Gibraltar. Beating the Retreat.

    Long and close-up shots of complete band. CUs of individual bandsmen. Royal Marines bandsmen are in helmets, the "Dukes" in caps.

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    Tanzania

    Family life in Tanganyika, including everyday scenes, and the work of white nurses in improving the health and standards of the people.

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    Investiture at HAFMED, Malta.

    Vice-Admiral James A Fife, USN (Deputy C-in-C Allied Forces Med) presents decorations on behalf of US government to four British officers (for service in Korea), ...

     
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    Harley Collection

    Voyage from Freetown to England on the M.V. Accra, showing various activities of the sailors and the passengers on board and different stops at unknown ports along the way.

    Production / Donor Details: Mrs. Harley lived in the ...

     
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    Great Britain

    The participants of and shots of the Kenya Himal Chuli expedition of 1955.

    Shot of the Himal Chuli (Himalchuli Mountain) in Nepal. The Participants - John Howard and the photographer of the expedition Arthur Firmin and John Lane, ...

     
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    Malaya

    Various aspects of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaya.

    Notes

    Remarks: cataloguing incomplete.

     
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    Malaya

    Film showing Sarawak, the youngest colony of the British Commonwealth.

    The film indicates that a hundred years ago Sarawak was a land of poor peasants and fishermen and that its first white Rajah (Sir James ...

     
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    Romantic drama set in Hong Kong. Story of the ill-fated love of an American correspondent and a Eurasian doctor.

     
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    Lewis-Barned Collection

    Capetown motor racing circuit.1951; First Foot Safari in Mbeya 1951 IN COLOUR; Crossing the Line Ceremony 1955; Ngoma, Nyasaland; African dancing,,Utete, Tanganyika. Kruger National Park;

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    Malaya

    Film showing the past and present life of Malacca.

    The film tells how Malacca has been conquered several times - by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. Malacca as it is now is compared with the past. ...

     
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    GB

    MGH 5130: Scenes in Malaya ca 1950 include Gurkhas swimming with officers off Penang Island, armoured train sequence and rail jeep used during Emergency for transport up country.

    MGH 5131- 5132: Scenes in Malaya ca 1950 include Cameron ...