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A 1955 film illustrating travels in central-northern Iran, bordering the Caspian Sea and Alborz Mountains capturing the landscapes and daily life of the region.
Amateur film 1955 17 mins Silent
This amateur colour film includes the ancient stone tower of Kavus at Gorgon and the Grand Hotel at Ramsar on the Caspian Sea, routes through the Alborz or Elburz mountains and Mount Damavand, the highest peak. The film includes expeditionary treks using horses, camels and mules, along with aerial coverage of the valleys beneath the Elburz mountains taken from ‘Stinky Wings’; a light aircraft.
Filmed by Sir Clarmont Percival Skrine OBE (1888-1974) a British civil servant and administrator who served as the British consul-general in Kashgar from 1922 to 1924, Under-Secretary of State for India and agent for the Madras States from 1936 to 1939.
Royal Geographical Society
Non-Fiction 1933 32 mins Silent
A fascinating glimpse into life at high altitude for the party of the Mount Everest Expedition 1933 which intended, but ultimately failed to summit Everest.
1961 72 mins Silent
Film taken by Tom Spring Smyth during the British Museum (Natural History) Expedition to East Nepal 1961-1962.
1926 91 mins Silent
Take a journey with Dr Hamilton Rice as he embarks on his final expedition of the easterly tributaries of the Amazonian basin.
Documentary 1953 78 mins
Colour film (narrated by Meredith Edwards) telling the story of the ‘Mount Everest Expedition 1953’, which saw the first successful ascent of the mountain.
Amateur film 1947 9 mins Silent
Short colour, silent, compilation of unedited film footage giving a snapshot of life in various countries in the year 1947.
Travelogue 1937 63 mins Silent
Amateur film travelogue of a journey around various parts of the world in 1937, by Frances Hotham F.R.G.S, A.R.P.S.
1926 40 mins Silent
Compelling travel feature edited from footage of the 1925-26 Worsley Algarsson Arctic expedition.
Inside Film 2021 41 mins
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