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"Die-hards" Who Did Not Die in Vain
A sombre Prince of Wales – later Edward VIII – unveils a striking memorial to the 12,694 members of the Middlesex Regiment who died in the First World War.
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Silent
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The Middlesex Regiment – also known as the Die Hards – were based at Mill Hill Barracks, later Inglis Barracks, between 1905 and 1961, and it’s here that the Prince of Wales unveiled a war memorial in 1922. The regiment lost 12,694 soldiers in the First World War. The barracks was later closed and redeveloped and the grade II-listed monument moved to a prominent site nearby.
Funeral at the Front
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Silent
Sombre and moving World War I newsreel story.
Pontypridd Armistice Day Parade and Service 1952 and Coronation Festivities 1953
Amateur film 1952 30 mins Silent Location: Taff's Well
‘The Brave Don’t Cry’ shouts a poster advertising a film of the title, as Pontypridd citizens march past, commemorating the dead of WW1 and II. By contrast, the Coronation is fun.
Non-Fiction 1918 1 mins Silent Location: Hillingdon
A war shrine is unveiled in Hillingdon by one of Britain’s leading wartime politicians
War 1927 109 mins Silent Location: Hounslow
Dramatic reconstruction of the Somme
Unveiling of the Birmingham City Battalions Memorial
Non-Fiction 1933 13 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
Remembering the fallen comrades of the Warwickshire Regiment in a solemn ceremony fifteen years after the Armistice.
Unveiling of 1914-1918 War Roll of Honour at Holywell, c. 1919
Non-Fiction 1919 5 mins Silent Location: Holywell/Treffynnon
Flintshire lost hundreds of men on the WW1 battlefields, Holywell contributing 32 who are commemorated on the Roll of Honour plaques on the Town Hall, seen here being unveiled.
Still with a Sling but Still Busy
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Mill Hill
Despite his injured arm, Edward, the Prince Of Wales and future king, visits Mill Hill School’s vast war memorial in front of schoolboys and serviceman.
The Lost Highway
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.
Colour on the Thames
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
What's Missing from this Picture?
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.
Fun at Rhyl
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
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"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's
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