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Army Life; Or, How Soldiers Are Made - Infantry
Fragment of an epic, starring the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Non-Fiction 1900 Silent
The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment bestrides the plains. This precious half a minute is all that remains of a veritable Victorian docu-epic. Film pioneer RW Paul premiered his whopping two hour long patriotic portrait of the British army in September 1900 at the Alhambra Theatre, Leicester Square.
The programme was screened in two parts divided into discrete sections taking viewers from enrolment through training and camp life to various regiments on polished show. All is now lost save this vivid fragment leaving us some sense of what a spectacular viewing experience it must have been.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Crowds throng the streets for the return of Manchester's Volunteers from South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1904 3 mins Silent Location: Bolton
The Bolton Artillery Volunteers put on an impressive parade despite the snow.
Non-Fiction 1901 14 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
Soldiers returning from the Boer War get a warm welcome home from crowds in Edwardian Birmingham.
Ralph Pringle Interviewing Private Ward V.C. Hero in Leeds (1901) Ralph Pringle Interviewing Private Ward V.C. Hero in Leeds (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Leeds
An ordinary hero of the Boer War in a curious silent 'interview'.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Carlisle
Liberal politician and former Prime Minister Lord Rosebery addresses appreciative crowds.
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?