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Fascists Defeated at Cable St
Newsreel record of the 1936 crushing defeat of the British Union of Fascists in East London
Amateur film 1936 1 mins
The newsreel documentation of the 1936 crushing defeat of the British Union of Fascists. The Battle of Cable Street, on Sunday 4th October, saw numerous anti-fascist groups and local residences take to the streets of a predominantly Jewish area in London's East End to resist Oswald Mosley’s Black Shirts. The fascists were forced back, but protesters also clashed with police and there were 150 arrests.
The Battle of Cable Street has since been immortalised as a key event in the history of the British left and resistance to fascism. Mosley's movement survived the encounter, and even saw its membership swell in the late 1930s, but the British Union of Fascists was banned in 1940 and its leader and many of its members were interned for much of the war.
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.
Women's Annual Bazaar for Israel, Shavuot; Birthday Party; Laying the Foundation Stone of the New Gosforth and Kenton Synagogue 1954
Amateur film 1954 9 mins Location: Kenton
A fascinating 1950s home movie compilation focuses on some of the official charitable events in Newcastle run by Jewish organisations a link with the new State of Israel.
Documentary 1988 8 mins
An intimate account of frustration and disarray in 1980s Britain from the point of view of a young woman.
B'nai B'rith Dinner for New President, Jewish Friendship Club Visits, Coco the Clown Visit
Amateur film 1953 16 mins Location: Town Moor
Behind the greasepaint of an iconic figure in the British circus - Coco the Clown reveals his Jewish roots.
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.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
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.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete