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Return of Kitchener (1902)
Lord Kitchener, Commander-in-Chief of the British army, returns from South Africa to cheering crowds.
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent
Lord Viscount Kitchener may not have had the avuncular appeal of his contemporary Lord Roberts, but his return from the Boer War in South Africa was greeted by a rapturous London public. This film is shot from a position behind the veteran troops lining the route, somewhere in St James' or Hyde Park. We get a glimpse of the great man, signalled by an enthusiastic reaction from the crowd.
Kitchener, famous as the face of the WWI 'Your Country Needs YOU!' recruitment poster, is today the most recognised military figure of the Boer War. But in the immediate aftermath of the war, he was just one of the campaign's several heroes, competing for public affections with Lord Roberts, General Buller and Lt General Baden-Powell.
The Great and the Good
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Hyde Park
The crowds stand silent as the nation says goodbye to Queen Victoria in February 1901.
Non-Fiction 1902 9 mins Silent Location: Old Elvet, Durham
Thousands march up Old Elvet in Durham to mark the Coronation of Edward VII.
Funeral of the Late Captain of the Mexborough Fire Brigade (1902) Funeral of the Late Captain of the Mexborough Fire Brigade (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent Location: Doncaster
A well-respected community figure is laid to rest in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
Leeds Mayoral Procession For the Coronation Celebrations (1902) Leeds Mayoral Procession For the Coronation Celebrations (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent Location: Leeds
Edward VII's rescheduled coronation was held on 8th August, not a nice day in Leeds...
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Non-Fiction 1902 6 mins Silent
Businesses, unions, religious representatives and civic dignitaries march through Cork.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Edinburgh
Mourners process through the wintry streets of Edinburgh.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
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Documentary 1973 15 mins
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Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.