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Malta Receives Its George Cross
|Date||1 October 1942||ID||5689|
This short Pathe film celebrating Malta's bravery during the war, during which they resisted invasion by the German army despite heavy air raids. The people of Malta are presented with the George Cross by Lord Gort, Governor in Chief.
[Children at play; farming]
Colour amateur footage which shows the Brocklehurst children playing at a plot of land owned by their family in Mersham, Kent and the surrounding countryside; farm labourers are seen busily getting in the harvest.
Memorial in Burma
|Date||31 August 1944||ID||1747|
Soldiers participate in a Memorial Service for the men of the 1st Battalion of the Queens Royal Surrey Regiment at a war memorial in Myanmar (formerly Burma).
[Peace again in the garden; Apple time; Leslie at home]
|Date||16 August 1945; 6 October 1945||ID||318|
Amateur footage featuring Leslie Lauste with his parents in their garden at Tudor House following the conclusion of the Second World War.
[VE Day Celebrations in Brighton]
Filmed over several days, the VE Day celebrations in Brighton are captured here by an unknown amateur film-maker. The jubilant atmosphere is evident in the many street scenes.
[Victory Parade; Children with Cat]
This film shows scenes from a VE day parade moving down a residential street, with men and women in uniform and a Scout troop, parading past the camera. Several vehicles follow with banners and decorations that includes several tanks, a bus, an ARP ambulance, fire engine and “Casualty Car”. The second film shows a family scene with a girl playing with a cat and two girls playing together in a garden.
Civilians in Uniform
The town of Leatherhead’s pride in its contribution on the home front is demonstrated here in this reconstruction of the activities of the local Civil Defence organisation. The spoken narrative describes the duties undertaken by the Services.
New Faces Come Back
This partially-dramatised documentary traces the story of Jim, a flight engineer in the Royal Canadian Air Force who was badly burned during a Second World War aircraft accident. Jim undergoes reconstructive surgery and social rehabilitation at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. His experiences earn him membership in the notorious Guinea Pig Club.
[Civil Defence Presenting Coat of Arms]
Civil Defence presenting the Coat of Arms to Leatherhead and District. Inside the council chamber speeches are made and a scroll presented. Outside, a crowd watches as the Civil Defence flag is removed to unveil the coat of arms of the Urban District of Leatherhead. The Union flag and Civil Defence flag fly together on a pole.
[Visit to Belgium and Germany]
Colour amateur footage of a trip to Belgium and Germany shortly after the end of the Second World War. The film, which has intertitles, contains images of bomb-damaged Köln, Frankfurt and Hamburg.
[Family Scenes; Wadhurst; Weddings; Smethwick; London]
Home movie footage, taken by Frank Creasy, of Wadhurst East Sussex, in the early 1950s [?], includes beach scenes, views of bomb damaged buildings, two weddings in both black and white and colour pictures, and views of Smethwick, near Birmingham, and Westminster in London.
[Recruiting for the Royal Sussex Regiment]
A short recruitment film encouraging men to join the Royal Sussex Regiment.
[Military Vehicles; Etc.]
|Date||[ca. 1965 - 1966]||ID||7001|
Remembrance Day firing salute and parade on Brighton Seafront, and Hove Town Hall, badly damaged after a recent fire, filmed by Michael Gillings in the mid 1960s.
Land of Exile [Fundraising Film about Spanish Refugees]
A documentary made for Spanish Refugee Aid Inc., employing still photographs, film footage and intertitles, to tell the stories of Spanish refugees living in France in the 1960s.
[BBC News Programme] Biafra
A BBC news piece about refugees from Biafra, escaping civil war in Nigeria (1967-1970), and the support they receive in the UK.
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