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[Hangzhou and a trip to the Baochu pagoda]
This film opens with shots of West Lake, Hangzhou with structures built into the river bank. The Simpsons and their group go on a guided walk, ride on traditional open Jiao or sedan-style litter chairs through the rural countryside and tour the lake.
Java Tour; Christmas 1929; Batavia to Soerabaya en Voiture
This amateur film with intertitles charts the motor holiday of a British couple to the Indonesian island of Jawa (Java). Whilst there they film the people, the landscape and excursions with other Europeans.
[Boat Trip Along the Suez Canal: Port Said to Aden]
Doctors Catherine Violet and Thomas Burne film part of their return trip to Malaya, where they were both stationed. Husband and wife had spent the preceding months with their children in England, as recorded in ~[Summer Seaside Holiday And Family Scenes]~ (March - October 1929).
This film shows scenes onboard a cruise ship, with men and women on deck, sitting together and stretching out on deck chairs. Panoramic views of the sea follow showing another cruise ship at sea, as captured from the deck. The group take a smaller motor boat excursion to the shore, later followed by a scenes of the group on land sitting on a bridge and capturing views of several street scenes, before returning to ship.
'Travel.' Memories of a Journey from India to England
An amateur film-maker records the people and places on his journey from Calcutta to Pompeii, travelling by rail and by motor ship.
This black and white film, taken while on holiday in Asia, combines family scenes aboard a boat and swimming at the beach, with views of the local fishermen hauling in their catch.
[Street Scenes in Shanghai]
Views of street scenes in Shanghai and surrounding countryside include street performers, acrobats and men at work amongst scaffolding. A dragon dance passes through the streets and various people are filmed in parks and gardens. This is followed by a river cruise and scenes of water transport.
[2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, Karachi]
|Date||1932 - 1935||ID||3084|
Captain Cyril R. Peckitt created this visual record of life in Karachi whilst he was stationed there with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment in the early 1930s. The film includes images of the journeys to and from Pakistan, of Regimental activities, and of the Karachi itself. It provides a fascinating record of Regimental life in Asia during the latter stage of the Empire.
[China Trip; On Board Performance; Shanghai Views]
This film shows on-board scenes from a boat trip; the waterfront at Shanghai and busy street scenes.
[Travels to Burma and Egypt]
|Date||1933 - 1935||ID||3229|
A compilation of amateur films detailing the travels and living experiences of a White-European family in Burma (now Myanmar) and Egypt during the mid-1930s. Various film sections have been edited together in a random order, and the resulting sequence is therefore not linear.
[The Trooping of The Colour By The 1st Battalion]
On 3rd September 1933 the 1st Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment are filmed Trooping The Colour on the cricket field in Arundel, watched by large crowds. Meanwhile, one of the Regiment's other battalions marches in shorts and pith helmets on a parade ground in Asia.
[Life in Shanghai]
Film featuring westerners in Japan and Shaghai including a a Japanese beer festival, two duck shoots and a day at the races.
[Parades and air-raids in Shanghai]
Various scenes in Shanghai showing the destruction caused by bombing in the city along with scenes of every day life and sporting events.
[Stay in India]
This record of a trip to India also contains footage of sea travel, by liner, via Port Said in Egypt and Aden in Yemen. It documents an elephant ride, many street scenes, one featuring a snake charmer, and images of the harbours passed on the journey.
[Visit to India]
On the banks of the Ganges, a funeral pyre is prepared. Street scenes follow, before an Asian couple in Western riding gear pose for the camera. People board a train on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. The landscape is filmed from a train window, before a busy city street scene. A group of European friends are seen having tea, before footage of boats in a bay, filmed from the deck of a ship.
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