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Amateur film footage showing wildlife in Iran, Pakistan and India taken in 1950 by Sir Clarmont Skrine.

Documentary 1950 11 mins Silent


Film clips of animals in Iran, Pakistan and India. The animals are mainly held in captivity at local zoos. Animals filmed include camels and a calf, giraffe, a tiger and cubs, lions, elephants, crocodiles, a bear, monkeys, ostriches, parrots, puppies, flamingos and various types of antelope. There is a scene of soldiers riding laden camel carts, and also a group of soldiers marching on camels.

Oxford educated, Sir Clarmont Percival Skrine (1888-1974), was a civil servant and colonial administrator. He entered the Indian Civil Service in 1912 and later was transferred to their Political Service. He served as the British consul-general in Kashgar from 1922 to 1924, Under-Secretary of State for India and agent for the Madras States from 1936 to 1939. He was a respected authority on East Persia and Chinese Central Asia.