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USEFUL USE FOR POISON GAS

Useful Use For Poison Gas (1925)

Poison gas is used to rid London's rubbish tips of rats.

"Kill That Rat" Week (1919)

Rats held up for view as part of a campaign of extermination.

RATS

Rats (1971)

Various shots of rats nesting in undergrowth

RAT BAFFLE ON BOAT

Rat Baffle On Boat (1938)

Lampshade shaped devices are placed on ropes to prevent rats sneaking onboard...

ARTILLERY UNIFORMS AND STATUES

Artillery Uniforms And Statues (1959)

Pictures of soldiers & statues 19th & 20th centuries. Officers...

RAT EXTERMINATION

Rat Extermination (1920)

Cute film with awkward looking rat exterminators releasing poison gas.

THE CAT AND THE MOUSE

The Cat And The Mouse (1934)

A cat washes a rat by licking it all over.

RATS

Rats (1970-1979)

Various good shots of a rat busily carrying away food to a hole in the ground.

RAT AND PIGEON issue title AIRS - OPEN AND MUSICAL

Rat And Pigeon Issue Title Airs - Open And Musical (1936)

Quirky item about a rat and a pigeon...

CAT AND RATS

Cat And Rats (1938)

A cat becomes friends with two rats and they play together.

TROOPS WITH ANIMALS

Troops With Animals (1946)

A look at the animals which will be used in the Bikini Atom test.

POTTER'S MUSEUM

Potter's Museum (1955)

A Museum dedicated to small stuffed animals in tableaux.

TIME OFF FROM WAR

Time Off From War (1944)

British soldiers at rest camp in Normandy take a break from the war.

PEEPS THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE WORLD NO. 61

Peeps Through The Window Of The World No. 61 (1935)

Woman takes toddler and dog to shops on tea...

BAT AND TRAP

Bat And Trap (1951)

Footage of people playing the game of Rat and Trap in Canterbury, Kent.

 PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

Pied Piper Of Hamelin (1955)

Ceremony telling story of Pied Piper of Hamelin in the town where it...

RUSSIAN ANIMALS WHICH WERE SHOT INTO SPACE & RETURNED, ON SHOW

Russian Animals Which Were Shot Into Space & Returned, On Show (1960)

Press conference with the...

TRAINING OF ANIMALS FOR SPACE FLIGHT

Training Of Animals For Space Flight (1961)

Rat fitted with special space suit and put into...

RUSSIAN SPACE DOGS

Russian Space Dogs (1961)

Shots of dogs, mice etc. airborne in space rocket, and afterwards at Academy...

ROUT OUT RATS

Rout Out Rats (1942)

A Government Official film warning about the dangers of rats and suggesting ways to...

PETS GALORE KEPT BY HERMIT IN RUHR

Pets Galore Kept By Hermit In Ruhr (1963)

Man in Ruhr keeps hundreds of pet animals on his farm.

BUD FLANAGAN AND WATER RATS

Bud Flanagan And Water Rats (1946)

Bud Flanagan and other Water Rats gather at Magpie Hotel.

EXPERIMENT WITH DEATH aka BIKINI BOMB

Experiment With Death AKA Bikini Bomb (1946)

Cuts for newsreel 46/57 - EXPERIMENT WITH DEATH - First...

TIE COLLECTING aka TIE CUTTING aka TIE COLLECTOR

Tie Collecting AKA Tie Cutting AKA Tie Collector (1955)

Pub landlord Alan Course adds another tie...

A DESERT RAT SALUTES THEM

A Desert Rat Salutes Them (1946)

Reunion of 'Desert Rats' on anniversary of battle of El Alamein,...

PEEPS THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE WORLD! NO. 1

Peeps Through The Window Of The World! No. 1 (1934)

Legend of Hamelin reconstructed, the Royal Cape...

PEEPS THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE WORLD NO. 75

Peeps Through The Window Of The World No. 75 (1936)

Woman hiker with pet monkey, fox and rat in...

WATER RATS FETE DUKE

Water Rats Fete Duke (1965)

Grand Order of Water Rats present cheque for homeless charity to Duke of...

PETS STEELS THE PICTURE

Pets Steels The Picture (1959)

Daily Mirror Pet Show includes unusual pets such as a bush-baby and an...

CHANGE PARTNERS

Change Partners (1945)

Excellent footage about dance hostess at Stage Door Canteen club in London.

FUNERAL OF WILL FYFFE

Funeral Of Will Fyffe (1947)

Funeral of Scottish Comedian Will Fyffe attracts large crowds in Glasgow.

A DESERT RAT SALUTES THEM

A Desert Rat Salutes Them (1946)

The reunion of the 'Desert Rats' at the 4th anniversary of the battle...

BRITISH ENTER HAMBURG

British Enter Hamburg (1945)

The British 8th Army enter Hamburg, Germany.

PROBLEM OF LONGEVITY - RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS DIAGNOSE THE SENILITY OF MAN

Problem Of Longevity - Russian Scientists Diagnose The Senility Of Man (1957)

Russians...

MARBLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Marble Championships (1962)

Marble championships take place at Tinsley Green

NIBBLES FROM

Nibbles From "Rats" At The Vaudeville Theatre, London (1923)

Extracts from a revue show staring...

SHOW PEOPLE

Show People (1946)

Margaret Lockwood and James Mason get awards + Bud Flanagan, Will Hay and Water Rats.

WATER RATS FETE DUKE

Water Rats Fete Duke (1960)

Prince Philip becomes an honorary Water Rat and receives money for Boys'...

THE GREAT CRUSADE reel 1

The Great Crusade Reel 1 (1937)

Fantastic film about new housing - slum dwellers are rehoused in nice...

TRAINING ANIMALS

Training Animals (1966)

An item showing animals trained to perform tricks in England, America and the...