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Newsreel War Compilation
Graduates of machine gun school mix with the great and the good of WWI in this eclectic mix of newsreel from WWI and after
Anthology 1925 17 mins Silent
Newsreels brought the Western Front back to British audiences, and became a key part of the propaganda strategy of the wartime government. Yesterday's newsreels couldn't be used to wrap tomorrow's fish and chips, and their lifespan in the cinema was short. We don’t know when or why this compilation of stories ranging from 1916 to 1925 was spliced together, but whether curated by chance or design its combined impact resonates across the years.
Cinema of WWI
War 1927 109 mins Silent Location: Hounslow
Dramatic reconstruction of the Somme
Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent Location: London
A handsome steam launch ferries the future PM downriver to the luxury yacht 'Enchantress'.
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Silent Location: Shorncliffe Camp
Casualties from the Battle of Neuve Chapelle enjoy their recuperation in Kent.
Non-Fiction 1915 mins Silent
A fleeting (sorry) but reassuring glimpse of a flotilla of Royal Navy destroyers on the skyline during WWI.
1914 14 mins Silent
The son of a wealthy merchant fakes his own death to join up, but his heroic act at the Front is wrongly attributed to his cowardly cousin.
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Silent Location: London
Brigades of stretcher-bearers and Cyclist Corps soldiers straighten their spines for parade. But who? And where?
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.