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G.B. Instructional Limited
<logo>GB</logo> Educational Films
Filmstrips and Wall Charts

[stamped onto cover] Withdrawn
1950?

[Listings of all the available 16mm Educational films produced by GBI – including BC ones.
Copied verbatim.]

Key:
Colour
Mute
Filmstrip

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Heading: 'Monocotyledons'

The Life Cycle of the Onion
The film shows speeded-up germination of the seed to form roots and shoot, at whose base the leaves later from a bulb. The flower produces pollen grains (shown much magnified), which are transferred by insects to the stigmata for fertilisation of seeds inside the ovary.
C.3544
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
11 mins
Age 13 upwards

The Life Cycle of Maize
A biological study of Maize, the universal corn. The camera speeds up its growth from seed to harvest. A magnified section of the leaf shows the stomata in action in fine & wet weather; the mechanism of germination is described; experiments show which mineral salts are needed in the soil.
C.3545
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
10 mins
Age 13 upwards

Heading: 'Thallophyta'

The Life Cycle of Pin Mould
Pin Mould is seen, enormously magnified, growing rapidly on an apple and on porridge. Spores germinate rapidly on moist substances. A single spore is observed under the microscope. From this spore gradually spreads a branching mass of mould; heads, containing new spores, appear and ripen.
C.3546
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
10 mins
Age 13 upwards

Heading: 'Embryology'

The Life Cycle of the Newt
A biological film of the smooth Newt, its history from egg, through Tadpole stage, to fully developed three-year-old Newt returning to the pond in Spring to breed. The male & female of the species differ in size and colouring. Crested Newts, axolotls, and salamanders have a similar life history.
C.3547
Sound
B/W
7s6d

CM.3547
Mute
B/W
5s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
11 mins
Age 13 upwards

Development of the Rabbit
This film shows the simple cell division of the embryo Sea Urchin, describes the simplest species of egg-laying mammals, and proceeds to the embryology of the Rabbit. The development of the embryo in the Rabbit is shown by a series of dissections and animated diagrams.
C.3548
Sound
B/W
30s
BC Film
4 Reels
35 mins
Age 13 upwards

Heading: 'Mammals'

The Life of the Rabbit
This film, simpler than “The Development of the Rabbit” (p.34), shows the behaviour of the Rabbit in natural surroundings. It tells how rabbits are distributed all over the world, how they feed, burrow, breed and defend themselves. There are diagrams of the female reproductive organs and of the embryos, and shots of the young at different stages.
C.3567
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
11 mins
Age 11 upwards

[*NB. There seem to be a total of four rabbit films from our area of interest: the BC's 'Life of the Rabbit', and 'Development of the Rabbit', plus GBI's 'Wild Rabbits' and 'Rabbits! Rabbits! - the latter of which was penned by Enid Blyton. I believe that the film occasionally refereed to as 'The Embryology of the Rabbit' in the National Archive files, is more likely to be 'DotR', rather than 'LotR', given the headings here.]

Heading: 'Medical'

Surgery in Chest Disease
A study of a civilian Chest Surgery Centre, showing all the stages from early diagnosis by mass radiography to rehabilitation and final cure. A patient is diagnosed as having cancer of the lung, and the operation for total removal of the lung is shown in detail and with exceptional clarity. The film has been highly praised in the British Medical Press.
C.3563
Sound
B/W
30s
BC Film
4 Reels
35 mins
For Medical Students

Artificial Pneumothorax
Theory and practice of the introduction of air into the pleural cavity for the reduction of the volume and movement of the lungs with resulting relaxation of a diseased area. Shown in diagram and actuality, with special cine-radiographic studies of the patient's lungs as seen during screening before and after the treatment.
Principle on which the apparatus used for the introduction of air operates; preparation of apparatus. Pre-operative treatment of patient, technique of induction and refill, sanatorium treatment, X-ray examination and replacement of air during the period spent as an out-patient, re-expansion of the lung.
C.3588
Sound
B/W
22s6d
BC Film
3 Reels
24 mins
For Medical Students

Health of a Nation How Britain Safeguards Her People's Health
A description if Britain's public health services. Pre-natal clinics, modern maternity hospitals, child-welfare centres, school medical services safeguard the health of the rising generation. Special measures are taken to combat industrial ill-health. The importance of environment is recognised; slums are replaced by modern housing estates.
C.3537
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
11 mins
Age 13 upwards

Student Nurse – The Training of State-Registered Nurses
This film of the Nursing Service follows a student's progress from probationer to fully qualified State-registered nurse. In hospital wards, laboratories and lecture-room she acquires technical knowledge and practical skills: at the end of her three year's training many branches of the nursing profession are open to her.
Shots include the Casualty Ward, the X-ray Department and the Emergency Theatre.
C.3538
Sound
B/W
?
BC Film
4 Reels
34 mins
Age 13 upwards

Accident Service
Depicts the Service provided for injured miners at a well-known hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in the Midlands. All stages in the treatment of severely injured miners are depicted and the principles underlying the new conception of Rehabilitation are vividly presented. Diagrams of operating sequences show the important principles of surgical treatment.
C.3564
Sound
B/W
?
BC Film
4 Reels
40 mins
Age 13 upwards

Heading: 'Economic Geography'

Make Fruitful the Land (Crop Rotation)
British eighteenth-century farmers were the pioneers of crop rotation. Pre-rotation and rotation methods of farming are contrasted in this picture, and there are many shots and diagrams of the “Four Course” system in operation. By a scientific crop rotation and up-to-date machinery British farmers today get the maximum yield from their limited acres.
CC.3559
Sound
Colour
30s
BC Film
2 Reels
16 mins
Age 13 upwards

John Bull (Britain's Prize Herds)
British pedigree bulls have given new life to cattle in countries all over the world. Various prize herds are shown, including Ayrshire cattle, bred for milk production, Herefords, the famous beef herd of the West Midlands, and Shorthorns. Some champions are seen in the ring.
C.3508
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
10 mins
Age 13 upwards

Power on the Land (Mechanisation of Agriculture)
British Agriculture is the most mechanised in the world. Root crops are picked by machinery; machines reap, bind and thresh the grain; the new mechanised methods of planting and watering vegetables are contrasted with the old. Land is reclaimed by machinery to meet to-day's need for inreased food production.
CC.3561
Sound
Colour
30s
BC Film
2 Reels
17 mins
Age 13 upwards

New Mine
A modern colliery in Scotland, situated in unspoilt country instead of in an ugly mining town, has up-to-date machinery, the latest ventilation and safety devices, and new methods in mining practice. The surface buildings of this model colliery are built on symmetrical lines.
C.3543
Sound
B/W
15s
BC Film
2 Reels
17 mins
Age 13 upwards

Heading: 'Industrial Manufacture'?

Steel – The British Steel Industry
The backbone of Britain's industrial power lies in her great Steel Industry. In the blast furnaces, forges, rolling mills, and machine shops labour vast numbers of highly skilled craftsmen who, for generations, have devoted their lives to serving a great tradition known the world over – the tradition of British Steel.
CC.3574
Sound
Colour
60s
BC Film
4 Reels
35 mins
Age 13 upwards

Steel Goes to Sea
[Blurb not copied]
C.3527
Sound
B/W
15s
BC Film
2 Reels
17 mins
Age 13 upwards

Teeth of Steel (Excavators at Work)
Britain's giant excavators with their teeth of Steel are cutting new inland waterways, draining fenland so that more food can be grown, carving out railways, docks and harbours, hewing iron-ore for armament factories & shipyards, digging clay for bricks.
These machines, perfected by British engineers in peace time, moved powerfully behind Britain's war effort.
CC.3557
Sound
Colour
15s
BC Film
1 Reel
11 mins
Age 13 upwards

Power to Order (Building a Locomotive)
Railways are the arteries of industrial Britain's trade. British engineering skill and British steel have made our engines famous all over the world. In this film, an engine is built. The growing engine is followed through the boiler shop, the machine shop, and the assembly shop.
C.3526
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
11 mins
Age 13 upwards

Border Weave (Scotland's Woollen Industry)
From all over the world comes wool of Border looms. The theme of this film of the Scottish woollen industry is the weaving of Border cloth. From the preliminary grading and scouring of the wool, the blending of the dyes, and the spinning of yarn, each process is described in detail.
CC.3550
Sound
Colour
30s
BC Film
2 Reels
16 mins
Age 13 upwards
(See also “Western Isles: The Story of Harris Tweed”, below.)

Western Isles (The Story of Harris Tweed)
Off the Atlantic coast of Scotland lie the Outer Hebrides. The film records the courage and endurance of the islanders. For centuries these fishermen, farmers, and weavers of Harris Tweed have fought Atlantic gales. Among other recorded incidents of the battle of the Atlantic in World War II is the return of survivors from a torpedoed ship.
C.3549
Sound
Colour
30s
BC Film
2 Reels
15 mins
Age 13 upwards

Queen Cotton (Lancashire Cotton)
Cranes swing out over the docks of Manchester. Bales of raw cotton come in from all over the world for the looms of Lancashire, and, even in wartime, Lancashire supplies the world's cotton goods.
The film includes a display of fashions in fascinating cotton fabrics by well-known dress designers.
CC.3556
Sound
Colour
30s
BC Film
2 Reels
15 mins
Age 13 upwards

Heading: 'Miscellaneous'

Plastics - The Manufacture of Plastics
This film shows the process of making plastics from the original powder through the rolling and moulding to the finished article. Plastics can be moulded or sawn into a vast number of articles. These new substances are strong, smooth, easily cleaned and can be dyed in bright colours.
CC.3572
Sound
Colour
30s
BC Film
2 Reels
22 mins
Age 13 upwards

Let's See – The Manufacture of Optical Glass
Optical glass is ground and polished to an incredible accuracy. This film shows how the sand is purified and bilted and how the pieces of glass are smoothed and polished into lenses for optical micrometers, survey instruments, microscopes, telescopes and camera lenses.
CC.3573
Sound
Colour
30s
BC Film
2 Reels
17 mins
Age 13 upwards

How a Bicycle is Made – A Bicycle Factory
The process of manufacture is traced from the beginning; the design on paper and the raw materials. We see what goes on to make the steel tubes of the frames, the handle bars, the gear wheels, the pedal cranks, the pedals, the spokes, the wheels and the hubs, until at last the complete bicycle is ready for testing.
C.3575
Sound
B/W
15s
BC Film
2 Reels
17 mins
Age 13 upwards

Colour in Clay (The Pottery Industry)
A film in Technicolor of potters at work. They use modern scientific methods and machinery, but, like their forefathers, these men and women are craftsmen. The art of the potter is centuries old. English pottery is beautiful in shape and design; it reflects the colour of the English countryside. Teachers should note that this film was not made primarily for the classroom; it has a musical background and an amusing, though informative, commentary.
CC.3555
Sound
Colour
15s
BC Film
1 Reel
11 mins
Age 11 upwards

Land of Invention (Famous Scottish Inventors)
The “stern and wild” land of Scotland has produced a race of adventurers in ideas, who are termed inventors. Among them, Macadam, creator of the modern road; Watt, who developed the steam-engine; Murdoch, creator of gas-lighting; Nasmyth, maker of the steam-hammer; Graham Bell, father of the telephone; Telford, builder of the Caledonian canal; and Simpson, discoverer of Choloform.
C.3501
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
12 mins
Age 13 upwards

Heading: 'Trade, Communications and Sea Power'

A British Port (Glasgow)
Maps show the position of Glasgow in relation to the rest of the British Isles, to world trade, and to coastal traffic. Glasgow as centre of the Scottish coalfields, and of the ship-building industry; import and export trade; warehousing and distribution of goods, etc. Work of the Clyde Navigation Trustees.
S.82
B/W
15s
BC Filmstrip
33 Frames
Age 11 upwards

Heading: Geography

Market Town
A film of market day in an old Nottinghamshire town. The roads are full of traffic, of country people brining in their cattle, poultry, fruit and vegetables. Farmers show each other samples of grain; they crowd the cattle market. A market town is the centre of the life of the surrounding countryside.
C.3551
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
11 mins
Age 13 upwards

Market Town (Richmond, Yorkshire)
Views of Richmond and the surrounding countryside. It is market day; the farmers drive their cattle to the market place, where they are bought and sold. Social activities of the townsfolk. The farmers return with their cattle to the farms and the country at the end of the day.
S.81
B/W
15s
BC Filmstrip
46 Frames
Age 9 upwards

Lowland Village
The description of a typical lowland village, Lavenham in Suffolk, once a centre of the wool industry. The Guildhall stands in the market-place, surrounded by fifteenth-century houses. Lavenham is both medieval and up to date. It lies in the heart of fertile arable lowlands, and on farming its life depends.
C.3552
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
10 mins
Age 13 upwards

Coastal Village
A film of a Cornish fishing village, Newlyn Bay, sheltered by headlands, is geographically an ideal place for a fishing community. The houses, sturdily built of Cornish stone, are grouped round the harbour and church. Fishermen go to sea in all weathers. Shots include deep-sea herring fishing in the early autumn.
C.3553
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
11 mins
Age 13 upwards

Derbyshire Village
This film describes an upland settlement, Tideswell in the Derbyshire hills. Tideswell is built of local limestone, and many of its inhabitants work in neighbouring stone quarries. A hillside stream supplies power for the mills. Farms are mixed, but there is less arable land than pasture; sheep and cattle thrive on the upland pasture.
C.3554
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
11 mins
Age 13 upwards

An English Village (Lacock, Wiltshire)
The occupations of the villagers are shown – the farmer, miller, wheelwright, blacksmith, cobbler, stonemason and the various tradesmen. The doctor pays a night call, and the lady of the manor sees a tenant. The Parish Council transacts village affairs. Communal activities include the Girl Guides, Youth Club and Women's Institute. Social life, as always, centres chiefly round the inn and the church.
S.79
B/W
15s
BC Filmstrip
56 Frames
Age 11 upwards

[NB. GBI's 'Planned Town', sounds much like 'Development
of the English Town', focussing on Welwyn Garden City.] [see image]


Cathedral City (Salisbury)
The Cathedral, its services, clergy and choir. From the ancient part of the city, with its historic inns and houses, and where traditional crafts are still carried on, to the modern. How the city is governed; the business and leisure activities of its inhabitants. The Cathedral, centre of ancient and modern city alike.
S.80
B/W
15s
BC Filmstrip
62 Frames
Age 11 upwards

Heading: 'Elementary Citizenship and Life in Britain'

British Parliamentary Government
A detailed review of British Parliamentary Government, in five sections: (I) The Home of Parliament, (II) The Growth of Parliament (an historical survey), (III) The Work of Parliament – recent bills passed, Budget Day, questions in the House, etc., (IV) The Organisation of Parliament – the House of Lords, election procedure, debates, etc., (V) A Typical Member of Parliament, his duties and responsibilities.
S.83
B/W
15s
BC Filmstrip
52 Frames
Age 11 upwards

Man on the Beat – Training and Duties of a British Policeman
The courtesy and kindness of the British policeman are well known. Policemen are carefully selected and trained. They are unarmed and the citizens look with confidence to them for help in everyday matters as well as emergencies. The work of an ordinary constable is varied, and includes finding lost children, and traffic directions. Dealing with crime is only an occasional part of his duties.
C.3569
Sound
B/W
7s6d
BC Film
1 Reel
11 mins
Age 13 upwards

Routine Job – A Story of Scotland Yard
The film tells the story of the patient tracing, and final capture of motor thieves. The methods used by Scotland Yard are shown in some detail.
C.3570
Sound
B/W
15s
BC Film
2 Reels
22 mins
Age 13 upwards

English Criminal JusticeHow the Law is Administered
In England there are different courts according to the gravity of the offence. The main principles for English Criminal Law are: the accused is tried by a jury; he is presumed to be innocent unless he can be proved guilty; he does not have to pay for his own defence; and the trial takes place in open court with the press and public present.
C.3568
Sound
B/W
15s
BC Film
2 Reels
22 mins
Age 15 upwards

Locomotive Fireman
The fireman signs on for work at the station with the engine driver. They fetch out an engine and prepare it for the journey from London to Crewe. The fireman looks after the fire and boiler during the journey. He takes his own food and drink. At Crewe he spends the night at a railwayman's hostel.
S.78
B/W
15s
BC Filmstrip
45 Frames
Age 7 upwards

A British Housewife
The daily activities of a typical British housewife. Mother gets the family breakfast, sees father off to work and daughter to school; baby is bathed, dressed and fed and the housework done. The clothes are washed while the midday meal is cooking. In the afternoon she shops and takes baby to the Child Welfare Centre, writes letters and makes clothes. She goes to the cinema with father, and in the evening they sit by the fire listening to the wireless while Mother knits.
S.77
B/W
15s
BC Filmstrip
49 Frames
Age 11 upwards

An English Child at Home
Mary, aged 5½, gets up in the morning, washes and has breakfast. She helps her mother wash up and do the housework, then they go shopping. Mary feeds the hens and washes her doll's clothes. After the mid-day meal, a friend comes to play. Mary's grand-parents come to tea. She plays with her toys till bath-time, says her prayers and goes to bed.
S.76
B/W
15s
BC Filmstrip
43 Frames
Age 7 upwards

The National Trust
The aim of the National Trust is to preserve unspoiled the beauties of England. Photographs show the stretches of lovely country, the picturesque villages, ancient cottages, houses, inns and castles, nature reserves, historic sites, and the homes of famous men, which have been acquired by the Trust for the benefit of all.
S.85
B/W
15s
BC Filmstrip
59 Frames
Age 11 upwards

Heading: 'Language'

The History of the English Language
English was brought to Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries. Already it contained words taken from other languages, and it has never ceased to borrow. Its rich vocabulary, now totalling about half-a-million words, includes additions from all the chief languages of the world, though most come from Latin and Greek, French, Italian and Dutch. Maps and diagrams show the growth of this mother-tongue of millions.
C.3562
Sound
B/W
15s
BC Film
2 Reels
14 mins
Age 13 upwards

The English Vowels
Illustrates by diagram, photograph and X-ray photograph, the positions of the tongue and lips in a normal pronunciation of the vowels and diphthongs of Standard English. A detailed script is provided for the teacher or lecturer.
S.86
B/W
15s
BC Filmstrip
53 Frames
Age 11 upwards

Heading: 'Literature – Scenes from Shakespeare'

The two following excerpts from Shakespeare are designed to enable those who have no opportunity of seeing Shakespearean plays in the theatre to see how the various parts are played by leading English actors and actresses.

Macbeth
Murder and sleep-walking scene
Cast
Macbeth (Wilfrid Lawson)
Lady Macbeth (Cathleen Nesbitt)
Doctor (Felix Aylmer)
Gentlewoman (Kathleen Lacey)
C.3565
Sound
B/W
15s
BC Film
2 Reels
17 mins
Age 11 upwards

Julius Caesar
Forum Scene
Cast
Brutus – Felix Aylmer
Mark Antony – Leo Genn
C.3566
Sound
B/W
15s
BC Film
2 Reels
22 mins
Age 11 upwards

Heading: 'Music - Singing'

Lincolnshire Poacher
Widdicombe Fair
These films present the English folksongs “Lincolnshire Poacher” and “Widdicombe Fair” through the media of animated drawings. Hubert Clifford has written the musical scores, and the lyrics are sung by Dale Evans and a male voice quartet. “Lincolnshire Poacher” runs for 5 minutes, “Widdicombe Fair” for 6 minutes.
C.3576
Sound
B/W
7s6d

C.3577
Sound
B/W
7s6d

BC Films
Each 1 Reel
Age 11 upwards