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London: Air Raid, 1917
Twisted metal, jagged wood and piles of rubble: the devastating aftermath of an air raid in London.
Non-Fiction 1917 4 mins
Scenes of devastation in Paternoster Buildings in the City of London after an air raid, probably courtesy of a military airship. The scene is uncannily similar to footage of the aftermath of WWII Blitz attacks, apart from the occasional horses and carts glimpsed in the background.
The First World War
Non-Fiction 1914 2 mins
A muted newsreel tribute to Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand - victim of an assassin's bullet in an event that would soon take Europe to war.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1914 6 mins
Lightning sketch propaganda stirs outrage about Reims bombing, and features a British bulldog eating the German sausage
War 1920 52 mins Silent
Young Lord Billy sniffs out sneaky German marauders in this flag-waving war drama - thrills for British boys, 1919-style.
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins
Sombre and moving World War I newsreel story.
Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent
Poignant scenes of Allied troops enjoying their Yuletide rations at the first Christmas of WWI.
Documentary 1918 24 mins
Growing potatoes in Green Park plus some handy uses for your old tin cans – it’s all part of the war effort on the home front.
City of London
Travelogue 1920 16 mins Location: Westminster
Take a gentle tour of central London landmarks in this travelogue made shortly after WWI.
Cinemagazine 1971 14 mins Location: City of London
First things first - profile of an inspirational figure in primary education
Lord Kitchener at the Guildhall The Great War Minister Received by the Lord Mayor at the Ancient City Hall for the Opening of a Three Weeks' Recruiting Cam Aign Warwick Bioscope Chronicle No. 261-2 Lord Kitchener at the Guildhall The Great War Minister Received by the Lord Mayor at the Ancient City Hall for the Opening of a Three Weeks' Recruiting Cam Aign Warwick Bioscope Chronicle No. 261-2
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Location: City of London
Horatio Herbert Kitchener, the face of WWI, takes a break from pointing his finger to inspect recruits at London’s Guildhall
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1999 22 mins Location: Beragh
A young artist's journey of self-discovery; an odyssey through rural Northern Ireland to the cities on London and Milan
Amateur film 1941 21 mins Location: City of London
Barclays Bank's London HQ adapts to wartime banking, as a keen amateur filmmaker records staff at work, rest and play.
Documentary 1963 17 mins Location: City of London
Fascinating look at the Barbican – before it became the brutalist icon we know today.
Drama 2019 26 mins
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.
National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001 National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001
Sponsored film 2001 19 mins
Martin Gorham presents a video update to his staff, outlining some of his department's past achievements and upcoming challenges.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 10 mins
In a madcap musical, a 'cat'-stronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life and encounters a space pup eager to help.
2003 1 mins
A longer version of the famously icky anti-smoking promo in which cigarettes ooze fat.
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
“If you care, show it” - is the message to encourage voting in the Scottish elections, long before the galvanising independence referendum of 2014.
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
A South Asian gaze on representation, inequality and discrimination in UK film and TV, set against the backdrop of the casting room.