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Nine Countries in Ninety Minutes

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.

Travelogue 1937 63 mins Silent


A mixture of b/w & colour film (captioned, without sound) taking viewers around the world in1937. Includes Peking, with crowds watching a dragon procession to celebrate the coronation of King George VI. Scenes in Ceylon (Colombo & Kandy), plus a visit to the pyramids. The latter scenes show famous London landmarks, footage of a Northolt Race Meeting and the Aldershot Tattoo.

Frances de Horsey (née Hotham) was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society between 1938 and 1965. She was a lecturer and traveller; she died in 1975. Her film ‘Nine Countries in Ninety Minutes’ includes visits (some fleeting) to Peking (now Beijing), China, the Malay States, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Bombay (now Mumbai), Aden, Egypt, Marseilles, Gibraltar and England.