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Some War-time Types: The W.L.A. Girl
Rural bliss down on the farm for a happy recruit to the Women's Land Army
Documentary 1918 2 mins
Farm work seems a breeze for this smiling Land Girl, as she milks a cow, spreads hay and pets a horse. Founded in 1915, the Women's Land Army picked up farm labour previously done by men who went to fight. Some women relished the chance to contribute and do jobs that were otherwise reserved for men, but others were more wary of the work - and the need to wear trousers. So films like this were designed to feminise the Land Girl's image. In that light, perhaps it was a mistake to muck out the pigs.
1918 on Film
Floods at Rhyl, October 1918
Non-Fiction 1918 2 mins Location: Rhyl
Having survived the menace of the First World War, Rhyl is assaulted by the watery forces of nature
Swan Upping on the Thames
Non-Fiction 1918 1 mins Location: River Thames
The tricky task of tracking London's swans.
Sport 1918 0 mins Location: Southend-on-Sea
Women munitions workers from the Kynoch and Vickers Maxim factories take to the pitch in Southend during WWI.
Topical Budget 378-1
Non-Fiction 1918 5 mins Location: Royal Albert Hall
Topical Budget salutes Britain's top brass in this gleefully patriotic newsreel edition, released just weeks after the First World War was won.
The Premier at Neath
Non-Fiction 1918 4 mins Location: Neath/Castell-Nedd
The sun shines down when PM Lloyd George is in town.
Non-Fiction 1918 1 mins Location: Hillingdon
A war shrine is unveiled in Hillingdon by one of Britain’s leading wartime politicians
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives in 2016
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Somercotes Parish Church Sunday School Procession 1953
Home movie 1953 5 mins Location: Somercotes
The Sunday school in their Sunday best taking their message into the community.
Malltraeth: birds observed
Home movie 1955 3 mins Location: Malltraeth
Anglesey-based artist Charles Tunnicliffe swaps brushes for a camera and offers us the chance to look a cormorant in its emerald-green eye.
Chalk Down Farming
News 1965 5 mins Location: Ogbourne St George
Life on a Wiltshire farm.
Pram Derby at Tewkesbury
News 1957 1 mins Location: Tewkesbury
Warning: contains images of men wearing nappies!