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Troops Passing over the Modder by Train
Despite the retreating Boers blowing up the original bridge, the rapid movement of troops is quickly restored.
Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent
In contrast to the other Boer War films of the Modder River, both of which feature a laborious crossing, the scene here is one of speed and efficiency. Riding in coal carts, the Seaforth Highlanders trundle close by the Warwick Trading Company’s camera. The bridging of rivers was a popular subject for filmmakers, celebrating such feats of Victorian engineering.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Crowds throng the streets for the return of Manchester's Volunteers from South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Lancaster
Some nifty product placement creeps in to this formal portrait of the Lancaster Volunteers.
Non-Fiction 1901 14 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
Soldiers returning from the Boer War get a warm welcome home from crowds in Edwardian Birmingham.
Ralph Pringle Interviewing Private Ward V.C. Hero in Leeds (1901) Ralph Pringle Interviewing Private Ward V.C. Hero in Leeds (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Leeds
An ordinary hero of the Boer War in a curious silent 'interview'.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Carlisle
Liberal politician and former Prime Minister Lord Rosebery addresses appreciative crowds.
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.