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[Godalming Church Parade & Ambulance Presentation]
|Date||17 December 1911; 23 September 1917||ID||1290|
These local newsreels record the citizens of Godalming at two official gatherings. The first is a pre-First World War civil procession; the second is a service of dedication in which the town presents a motorized First World War ambulance to the Red Cross.
Southdown Fighters - The 1st Southdown Battalion
|Date||19th November 1914||ID||3074|
Two Gaumont Graphic newsreel segments are taken from their issue no. 382, from the 19th November 1914. They show the newly recruited 1st Southdown Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment at Eastbourne Station followed by footage of trenches entitled 'The fight for Dixmude'.
[Christmas Shopping]; Surrey Women War Workers; The Path of Duty was the Path of Glory
|Date||1922; 1917; 1914||ID||1291|
A compilation of three separate films made in or near Godalming, Surrey during the early twentieth century. The first shows shoppers on the busy High Street in Godalming, the second shows women from the newly established Women's Land Army in 1917 demonstrating ploughing skills, and the third shows a memorial commemorating RMS Titanic’s Chief Radio Telegraphist.
The 5th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment at the Tower of London
This film records The 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment performing various drills outside the Tower of London in 1915. The Battalion, which was formed of territorials from East Sussex, was posted to the Tower of London in October 1914 where it undertook the duties of a Guards Battalion. The Battalion joined the Front Line shortly after this newsreel was made.
[WWI Royal Flying Corps Training Film]
Part of a First World War era training film for the Royal Flying Corps. Showing how the British forces could gain tactical advantage through concealment of ground troops and the use of air reconnaissance.
[The Indian Hospital, Royal Visit to Royal Pavilion Hospital, Brighton]
King George V and Queen Mary visit the Royal Pavilion, where wounded Indian soldiers inhabit the temporary hospital.
“Lest We Forget” Disabled Soldiers Day Out At Margate
A profesionally-made film which records a trip to Margate by disabled veterans of the First World War. The men are guests-of-honour at a lunch hosted by the town's Mayor and Mayoress at the St George's Hotel, Cliftonville. This was the inaugral outing hosted by Margate's Lest We Forget Committee.
[Navy in Egypt]
This film features a series of of street scenes in Egypt that includes a visit to the Italian monument to Khedive Ismail in Alexandria (now memorial to the unknown soldier). This is followed by wide shots showing a series of naval ships at sea and on the Suez Canal. The final part of the film shows mixed views of the Suez Canal that includes the 1914-1918 War Memorial on West Bank, near Ismailia.
News Parade: Arundel. Sussex Regiment Honoured
|Date||29 April 1954||ID||3059|
HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother presents new Colours to the 1st Battalion of the Sussex Regiment in this newsreel. Vast crowds watch as she presents the Colours, and takes the salute in Arundel Park The Battalion later marches with bayonets fixed through the streets of Arundel, joined by veterans of the First World War.
[Exhibition in Brussels; Ploegsteert War Memorial; Trip to Holland; Folkestone Scenes; Wedding]
An amateur silent film featuring various outings including scenes from a visit to 'Expo 58' and Ploegsteert War Memorial.
The Anniversary [Biggin Hill Air Show]
|Date||9 -10 September 1971||ID||6028|
This colour film with voice over shows highlights of the Biggin Hill Air Show September 1971 on the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Shots of aircraft and display teams are accompanied by a voice-over narrative and music, explaining the types of aircraft on display and general information about the event. The film has opening and closing titles.
Three Days Over There
A film detailing a trip over to France and Belgium. Various towns such as Brugge and Desvres are visited. There are several church interiors shown, as well as a WW1 museum with a preserved trench.
The Story of Shorncliffe Military Cemetery
|Date||1980; [1986?]; [1989?]||ID||871|
This amateur film with music and commentary recounts the histories of the Shorncliffe Military Camp and Cemetery, recording in detail the gravestones which pepper the hillside overlooking the coastline.
Some Corner of a Foreign Field
An edited and titled travelogue film depicting a trip to Belgium, beginning with scenes of a visit to the grave of a relative at Woods Cemetery (First World War Allies Cemetery). The film also includes views of the St. Paul & St. Peter's Church in Ostend, the town of Damme, and the many historical sites of Bruges, including the Belfry, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, a canal boat ride, the Markt Square and Provincial Court.
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