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Tours in Southern Bengal - In the Sunderbans
Everyday life and places of interest around the areas of Midnapore and Chittagong, including steamers and Indian boats along the Damodar river.
Amateur film 1935 12 mins Silent
Everyday life and places of interest around the areas of Midnapore and Chittagong, featuring scenes in the Midnapore District, the Damodar River, and Cox’s Bazar.
William Meiklejohn, who shot this amateur footage, was an employee of the Imperial Forestry Service, which he joined in 1910. This organisation was set up in 1867, leading to the 1872 creation of the Chittagong Forest Division, which is featured in this film (‘Bangladesh Forest Department’). Prior to 1926 entry to the Imperial Forestry Service was restricted to those who had received training at Oxbridge or the University of Edinburgh (‘Indian Forest Service’).
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