Scenes from life at the turn of the century - life in Britain and around the world
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Reel 1. Continued.
01:08:58 People walking along path on the edge of the Khyber Pass. Several of the men are wearing turbans. High angle shot of large crowd filling square in India. Quick shot of decorated elephant moving in square. It has a howdah on its back to carry people. People at work in fields in India, they use simple tools to dig the soil. Elephant at work, carrying branches with its trunk. A man is sat on its back giving instructions. Ox carts at work in tea plantation. European man seated at table in India giving money to woman. Lots of other Indians are lined up - they appear to be receiving their pay.
01:09:45 Europeans playing polo. Elephants carrying huntsmen as they cross stretch of water. L/S beaters walk through high grass - they are out on a hunt. Dead tiger lying on the ground. Indian man in uniform lifts the head of the dead tiger to show it to the camera. Europeans in open carriage parading through Indian street. High angle shot of dense crowds of Indians. Dense crowds with Union Jack flag flying in the foreground. (Good compilation of Raj type scenes - many are not of the correct date for this film).
01:10:34 Queen Victoria's state drive during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. An open state carriage travels through street lined with cheering crowds. Victoria is just visible under her sun shade. Guardsmen on horseback follow the carriage.
01:10:51 British naval warships at sea. Side shot of German warship with launches alongside.
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