This film is part of Free
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’).
Documentary 1946 21 mins
Soldiers from the far reaches of the British Empire arrive in London to take part in the official commemoration of the end of war in Europe.
Non-Fiction 1917 0 mins Silent
Keep calm and carry on - these East End schoolkids dance to lift the spirits of Kiwi troops
Promotional 1932 12 mins Silent
Indian carpets make their way to Montreal in this promotional film
Documentary 1940 18 mins
In 1940 the war still seemed distant to US citizens. But what it was like for the 11 million ‘other Americans’ who were already at war? The March of Time cameras go north of the border to Canada to find out.
Non-Fiction 1941 15 mins
Indian soldiers in Singapore, while their compatriots are trained in the manufacture of war munitions
1957 14 mins
It's smiles all round in this snapshot of postcolonial Ghana, born from the British imperial territory of the Gold Coast
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
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.