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Dramatic reconstruction of the Somme
War 1927 109 mins Silent
This sophisticated retelling of the Battle of the Somme includes an outstanding montage 'over the top' sequence
This film about the events of the Somme, produced by New Era, continued in style of British Instructional's series of battle reconstruction films. It was principally the brainchild of Geoffrey Barkas and writer Boyd Cable (Ernest Ewart), both of whom were at the Somme. When Barkas fell ill, MA Wetherall took over the direction. The film follows the model of other battle films, incorporating some original footage and reconstructing episodes featuring heroic actions by Victoria Cross recipients.
The First World War
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1914 6 mins
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War 1920 52 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins
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Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent
Poignant scenes of Allied troops enjoying their Yuletide rations at the first Christmas of WWI.
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Amateur film 1940 31 mins Silent Location: Hounslow
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Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins Silent Location: Hounslow
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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
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 10 mins
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2003 1 mins
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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.
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