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Amateur film by British diplomat Clarmont Skrine recording the alpine foothills and Basque coastline of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department of south-western France bordering with Spain.
Amateur film 1950 7 mins Silent
The film documents country life from hay gathering and vineyards to street-market scenes in and the Basque town of St. Jean Pied de Port, located on the river Nive. The film concludes with a section on the centuries-old port of Saint-Jean-de-Luz located to the east of the Bay of Biscay and the resort of Biarritz.
Biarritz was made popular in the 1850s by French Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Empress Eugenie. The film includes the Grande Plage and the Casino Barriere de Biarritz.
Royal Geographical Society
Amateur film 1928 15 mins Silent
Another in the series of amateur films shot by intrepid plant hunter Major George Sherriff during his tenure as Vice Consul at Kashgar between 1927/8.
Amateur film 1930 49 mins Silent
Ralph Bagnold, pioneer of desert exploration, pushed the limits of automotive technology, culminating in his 1932 expedition – the first east-west crossing of the Libyan Desert.
Amateur film 1935 10 mins Silent
Amateur footage of the devastation caused by one of South Asia's worst earthquakes
Amateur film 1928 14 mins Silent
Amateur shot by intrepid plant hunter Major George Sherriff during his tenure as Vice Consul at Kashgar between 1927/8.
Amateur film 1927 17 mins Silent
Costumed performances from traditional Chinese theatre are captured in this film by Kashgar's Vice Consul, Major George Sherriff.
Amateur film 1927 16 mins Silent
Kashgar Vice Consul Major George Sherriff captures the destruction of seized opium in this film from 1927.
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.