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Entertaining Soldiers After the Raid
Keep calm and carry on - these East End schoolkids dance to lift the spirits of Kiwi troops
Non-Fiction 1917 Silent
The Blitz spirit began earlier than you think. The death of 18 Poplar schoolchildren in a bombing raid on 13 June 1917 was all the more devastating for being so unexpected. This was the first daylight raid on London by the new Gotha G.IV bomber planes, and proved to be the deadliest, with 162 lives lost. Undaunted, almost a month on these East End children dance for New Zealand troops on a windswept day. Keep calm and carry on.
Documentary 1946 21 mins
Soldiers from the far reaches of the British Empire arrive in London to take part in the official commemoration of the end of war in Europe.
Government sponsored film 1969 12 mins Location: Brixton
Beach, church and carnival – Chief Inspector of Brixton Police sent to Trinidad to learn about West Indian customs.
Documentary 1947 18 mins Silent
Advice for village families on raising children to become strong, healthy citizens
Documentary 1960 18 mins
Vibrant documentary that captures Trinidad's famous street carnival in 1960.
Documentary 1983 37 mins
"Good taste can be very killing": personal reflections from the self-trained Indian painter.
Amateur film 1941 14 mins Silent
The film shows Port Louis, the capital; workers on sugar plantations and road mending as well as colonial life in the then British dependency.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.