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The Arrival and Reception of Lord Roberts at Capetown
A military supremo takes command of British forces in South Africa
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
"The portrait of Lord Roberts is a magnificent one," the Warwick Trading Company catalogue says, "we being especially favoured with a prominent position to do full justice to the event." The event was Roberts' arrival in South Africa on 10 January 1900, captured by Warwick cameraman Edgar Hyman. Unmistakable in his feathery hat and medals, Roberts is the epitome of the Victorian military bigwig.
Lord Roberts was arriving in South Africa to take charge of an army on its uppers after a succession of defeats. The new appointment was propitious: Roberts oversaw a change in fortunes, with British forces having all but secured victory before the year was out. But his legacy was a dark one, too - Roberts pioneered the use of concentration camps to suppress local populations.
Non-Fiction 1901 19 mins Silent Location: Manchester
The might of the British Navy struts its stuff down the Manchester Ship Canal.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
Huge crowds turn out in Edwardian Liverpool for the annual celebrations marking the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Destroyers from the Edwardian Royal Navy filmed from a ship in the Tyne.
1st Volunteer Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment - Blackburn Rifle Volunteers (1900) 1st Volunteer Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment - Blackburn Rifle Volunteers (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent Location: Blackburn
An impressive display of numbers from the local volunteer force as part of the Blackburn Easter Fair.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Crowds throng the streets for the return of Manchester's Volunteers from South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 14 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
Soldiers returning from the Boer War get a warm welcome home from crowds in Edwardian Birmingham.
Advert 1985 2 mins
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Promotional 2019 10 mins
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1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
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.
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?