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Peter's Picture Poems
A star-spangled sock on the nose for Kaiser Wilhelm, as this wordplay propaganda cartoon meets war crimes with pun-ishment
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1917 3 mins
There's propagandistic punning aplenty in this WWI animated short. Turning "RUSSIA" into "U ASS" might not be the most sophisticated humour, but you can bet it got a laugh out of contemporary cinema audiences tired of three years of war. Director and animator Anson Dyer had moved into film early in 1915 after having trained as a stained glass artist, and would become a leading figure of British animation into the 1940s.
A Pencil and Alick P.F. Ritchie
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 7 mins
More chalk-talker than pencil-pusher, this popular artist recreates his cartoons for the screen with flashes of added animation.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1914 5 mins
Cartoon drawings come to life to haunt the German Emperor in a witty piece of WWI propaganda.
Ever Been Had
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1917 9 mins
Blackly comic cartoon portrait of an apocalyptic England, destroyed 50 years after signing a premature peace in WWI.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 1 mins
Pioneering visual graphics – with added cotton wool – recreate an incendiary WWI incident involving a stricken British submarine.
John Bull's Animated Sketch Book
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1916 10 mins
The hand of the artist tweaks the nose of “Kaiser Bill” and friends in this episode from an early animated propaganda series
John Bull's Sketch Book
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 4 mins Location: Scarborough
This WWI cartoon rouses the British lion, bringing to life the December 1914 German Naval raid on Scarborough with visual flourishes.
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.