• Short Summary

    A short history of the British Empire.

  • Description

    Studio.

    Various shots of the maps and diagrams intercut with people in period costumes in roles of historical figures with voiceover telling a tale of the rise of British Empire. In the introduction there are shots of the map of the world with diagrams showing how much of the world belongs to Britain.

    Follows a succession of shots and diagrams from the time of King Alfred - ninth century when the Empire was born. More shots and diagrams showing the rise of the Empire through the centuries marking the Elizabethan time as the time of the first colonists.

    Several shots of busy streets and people walking around with superimposed letters reading India. Several shots of a parade through Canadian city with superimposed letters reading Canada. Several shots of the carnival procession with superimposed letters reading St. Africa. Several shots of a bridge and filled stadium with superimposed letters reading Australia.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1268.29
    Media URN:
    42553
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:21:00 / 01:46:48:00
    Canister:
    NSP 152

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