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Mapping all Red Air Route to India
Sir Sefton Brancker starts on an ambitious 14,000 mile trip to Bombay (now Mumbai)
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent
Air Vice Marshall Sir Sefton Brancker prepares to take to the skies for a 14,000 mile trip to Bombay (now Mumbai) in this Topical Budget newsreel item. The Imperial Airways de Havilland DH.50 transport biplane was piloted by Alan Cobham. Brancker was killed in 1930 when the R101 airship crashed in France on its maiden voyage to India.
West and Central India
Travelogue 1938 10 mins
Technicolor temple tour shot by the great Jack Cardiff
1929 10 mins Silent
This travelogue follows hunters in the Gir forest, capturing the titular fight and the gruesome aftermath.
Documentary 1945 11 mins
Happy farmers, a wedding and some giant cauliflowers...
Commissioner Higgins Visits Ahmedabad Girls' School Commissioner Higgins Visits Ahmedabad Girls' School
Non-Fiction 1904 4 mins Silent
Salvation Army officials are given a welcoming salute on a visit to a girls' school in Gujurat, western India
Amateur film 1928 16 mins Silent
From Sir Conrad Corfield's collection, this film shows scenery around Simla, wrestling and a visit by the Maharajah Kumar.
Travelogue 1935 17 mins
Cotton, rice and tea, mountain railways, elephants and buffalo: India’s life, landscape and people through Western eyes.
Comedy 1906 6 mins Silent
Chaos reigns as the removal men do their worst…
Science Fiction 1906 3 mins Silent
The lengths that some people will go to, just to avoid a speeding ticket… in this case to Saturn and back.
Aberdeen University Quarter Centenary Celebrations Aberdeen University Quarter Centenary Celebrations
Non-Fiction 1906 32 mins Silent Location: Aberdeen
Edward VII and Queen Alexandra open new buildings at Marischal College, Aberdeen
The Medium Exposed? Or, A Modern Spiritualistic Seance The Medium Exposed? Or, A Modern Spiritualistic Seance
Comedy 1906 7 mins Silent
Faking the ability to contact the dead proves to be a big mistake for one Edwardian charlatan.
Comedy 1902 1 mins Silent
Grandma sews a patch on her grandson’s trousers
1903 1 mins Silent
Four-year-old girl and boy dance a mean cakewalk