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British Paramount News No. 588
Defiance is in the air in this evocative newsreel footage of anti-fascist solidarity rallies, after the Battle of Cable Street
Non-Fiction 1936 2 mins
London’s streets filled with opponents to Mosley’s British Union of Fascism in the days following the Battle of Cable Street, which saw an estimated 300,000 people prevent the BUF from marching through the East End. This unedited newsreel footage shows communist groups galvanising support for the beleaguered Jewish community and the aftermath of the violence against Jews and their businesses in and around Cable Street. Look out for John McGovern of the Independent Labour Party urging the crowd to “stamp out fascism!”
Jewish Britain on Film
Refugee Today and Tomorrow
Documentary 1938 17 mins
A fierce denunciation of anti-Semitic policies in Nazi Germany seen in the context of the global refugee crisis of 1938.
Children's Outing to Northumberland 1
Amateur film 1937 2 mins Location: Northumberland
Captivating amateur footage offers a snapshot of Jewish families from Tyneside enjoying precious holiday fun in the years before World War Two.
Richard Brookes Collection: Wedding, Ilford
Amateur film 1973 3 mins Location: Ilford
Speeches, toasts and kippahs in this Super 8 home movie of Richard and Lyn Brookes’s wedding, held at Beehive Lane Synagogue in Ilford.
Harold Defries Bar Mitzvah
Amateur film 1960 9 mins Location: Redbridge
Some serious moves can be seen by guests of all ages in his lovely film showing the Bar Mitzah celebrations of Harold Defries in London in 1960.
Talmud Torah and Home for Aged Jews
School programme and Educational film 1936 23 mins Location: Leeds
An admonishment to keep to Orthodox ways, or a young Jew poking fun at this; whichever way this film is viewed, it gives a fascinating insight into Leeds Jewish community c.1936.
The Friendship Club River Tyne Boat Trip
Amateur film 1956 1 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
All aboard a Tyne ferry, the Friendship Club of Newcastle take a pleasure trip down river in glorious summer sunshine.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives in 2016
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Somercotes Parish Church Sunday School Procession 1953
Home movie 1953 5 mins Location: Somercotes
The Sunday school in their Sunday best taking their message into the community.
Malltraeth: birds observed
Home movie 1955 3 mins Location: Malltraeth
Anglesey-based artist Charles Tunnicliffe swaps brushes for a camera and offers us the chance to look a cormorant in its emerald-green eye.
Chalk Down Farming
News 1965 5 mins Location: Ogbourne St George
Life on a Wiltshire farm.
Pram Derby at Tewkesbury
News 1957 1 mins Location: Tewkesbury
Warning: contains images of men wearing nappies!