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An innovative animated appeal film for donations to send matches to troops in the First World War
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1914 1 mins
Our soldiers need them! Matches might not be the first essential of trench life, but as British troops faced the grim prospect of Christmas on the front line they would be understandably grateful for any spark. The film was made by Arthur Melbourne-Cooper, a ground-breaking figure in early British cinema and stop-motion animation. However his later memory it was made for the Boer War seems false. Bryant & May’s appeal for donations also appeared in newspapers in late 1914 and early 1915, but at no other time.
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 6 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 5 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 7 mins
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Ever Been Had
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1917 9 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 1 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1917 3 mins
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The 1964 election of Liberal MPs in the South West is celebrated but beneath there is another side to the high level affairs of the Liberal Party.
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News 1966 2 mins Location: Totnes
The Mexican Fiesta hits town and brings with it Aztec glory and sombreros!
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News 1962 6 mins Location: Plymouth
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Dairy woman set to retire after fifty years of milk deliveries in and around Torrington.
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Rotarians and their wives holiday in Cornwall in post-war Britain.