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Australian Troops at the Pyramids
Shades of epic cinema as soldiers roam around the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza
Non-Fiction 1918 1 mins Silent
This short film serves as a reminder that World War One was not just a matter of cold, muddy conflict on the Western Front. While some soldiers clamber among the ancient Egyptian monuments, others just stick to the shade. Simple sweeps of the camera are enough to emphasise the grandeur of the scenery; the Australian troops dwarfed by the scale of the 4500-year-old structures.
Much of Australia’s involvement in World War One centred on the Middle East. Initially there to help beef up Britain’s defence of the Suez Canal against the Turks, Australians were also involved in the abortive Gallipoli campaign of 1915 - after which forces were withdrawn to Egypt.
1918 on Film
Floods at Rhyl, October 1918
Non-Fiction 1918 2 mins Silent Location: Rhyl
Having survived the menace of the First World War, Rhyl is assaulted by the watery forces of nature
Swan Upping on the Thames
Non-Fiction 1918 1 mins Silent Location: River Thames
The tricky task of tracking London's swans.
Sport 1918 0 mins Silent Location: Southend-on-Sea
Women munitions workers from the Kynoch and Vickers Maxim factories take to the pitch in Southend during WWI.
Topical Budget 378-1
Non-Fiction 1918 5 mins Silent Location: Royal Albert Hall
Topical Budget salutes Britain's top brass in this gleefully patriotic newsreel edition, released just weeks after the First World War was won.
The Premier at Neath
Non-Fiction 1918 4 mins Silent Location: Neath/Castell-Nedd
The sun shines down when PM Lloyd George is in town.
Non-Fiction 1918 1 mins Silent Location: Hillingdon
A war shrine is unveiled in Hillingdon by one of Britain’s leading wartime politicians
Ramsgate's Odeon and the demolition of a Herne Bay cinema
Amateur film 1985 8 mins Location: Ramsgate
Watch in horror as two of Kent's Art Deco cinemas await their terrible fate at the hands of developers
A Village in West Sussex: Slinfold.
Amateur film 1980 7 mins Location: Slinfold
Reg Charman's Sussex burr is the perfect accompaniment to this charming film about the village of Slinfold - complete with old railway lines, a church, a pub and a caravan site
Morris Dancers invade Horsham
Amateur film 1989 4 mins Location: Horsham
Gangs of bearded men in smocks vie with women in clogs as rival teams dance their way through the quiet streets of Horsham in this Morris Dancing extravaganza from 1989
Amateur film 1980 6 mins Location: Crawley
Crawley is the venue for a great gathering of buses and coaches to celebrate a half-century of Green Line services in this memorable film from Beryl Armstrong
Amateur film 1970 3 mins Location: Leeds
Enjoy a day out at Leeds Castle in Kent - seen through the lens of Beryl Armstrong's camera - in this short film from the 1970s
A Visit to Arundel Castle
Amateur film 1972 9 mins Location: Arundel
Join the Greenyers as they spend an enjoyable day at Arundel Castle - walking about the gardens and viewing the surrounding countryside from the battlements.