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A fictional film about a pilot who is pressurised into agreeing to drop a bomb at 11 am. The mistaken whereabouts of the bomb, which is hidden in a hot drinks flask, results in a frantic drive to London on the heels of two schoolboys who are having a half-term day out to London. The boys are safely located on Westminster Bridge. The flask with the actual bomb inside is back at home with the sinister agent. Film was specially commended by Amateur Cine World.
[The Soldier’s Courtship?] or [Tommy Atkins in the Park?]
|Date||[1896 - 1898?]||ID||8447|
A couple get revenge on an old woman when she disturbs their privacy in this comedy by Robert Paul.
Queen Victoria’s Jubilee
A parade in celebration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee is filmed by Robert Paul in 1897.
How to Stop a Motor Car
An inspector demonstrates the correct way to stop careless drivers after a policeman falls to pieces after a collision with a motorcar in this 1902 comedy from Cecil Hepworth.
Funeral Procession of the Woman Who Dared
|Date||4 June 1913; 14 June 1913||ID||29|
A newsreel of the funeral of Emily Davison, the suffragette who lost her life after stepping out in front of the King's horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby, an act which is also included in the film.
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.
[Traffic on Westminster Bridge; Beekeeping; Pheasant Shoot]
A misty exterior wide view of the Palace of Westminster with shots of traffic on Westminster Bridge. Beekeeping material and hunting material both largely duplicated in TID: 4904 and 4901 from the same collection, but with intertitles and are not shown online here.
[Family Scenes: Garden; Outings; School Sports]
A compilation of family scenes shot in the garden in Ashford, on trips to London and Monte Carlo, and at a school swimming gala and performances on the lawn, filmed by Dr. Victor Don in the 1920s.
[Bognor Day Trippers; Trooping the Colour]
A short film made by members of the Bognor Regis Film Society during the 1920s. The first part shows day-trippers visiting Bognor Regis and the second part features scenes of Trooping the Colour in London.
An excursion on the English Riviera
This short professionally made film features the south coast towns of Brighton, Hastings and Eastbourne. With the inclusion of intertitles, the film takes the form of a fictional journey made on the Brighton Belle from London to Brighton. Places of interest to the visitor are featured in each town, including the Royal Pavilion, Hastings Castle and Eastbourne Pier.
[Family Scenes in London]
This film from the 1920s shows various sceneds of London traffic, children and families at leisure in parks and in their gardens, a wedding and girls playing tennis.
[London at Night in Neon Lights]
|Date||[ca. 1928 - 1935]||ID||9983|
This film shows mixed shots of London at night, illuminated by neon light from street lighting, shop fronts and marketing signage on the front of buildings and theatres. Piccadilly, Leicester Square, Charing Cross all feature with close-ups of signage and street views.
[Trains & Transport]
|Date||[ca. 1930s - 1950s]||ID||3375|
A compilation of amateur material recording trains, locomotives and railway stations in England and the United States of America. The film also contains footage of a Battle of Britian dogfight in which one of the pilots is forced to parachute from his plane.
[Trip to Switzerland; Visit to London Zoo]
A trip to the mountains in Switzerland is followed by a day out in London, where the group of friends visit the zoo.
[Miscellaneous: Guards; Caravan Holiday; Family Scenes]
|Date||[ca. 1930s - 1940s]||ID||3897|
The film opens with a silent Movietone News clip covering King Edward VIII on 16 July 1936 attending the Trooping of the Colour and the assassination attempt. The next section shows the Coronation Scot rail service from Euston to Glasgow. Black and White and Colour footage shows family scenes on a camping holiday and in a domestic garden.
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