Mallam Collection

Mallam Collection – Film 2

B&W. 6:14min. Kabul, Afghanistan. 1932-33. Film made by G.Leslie Mallam. Official ceremonies. Legation staff in ceremonial dress – summer 1932. King’s Birthday reception (3 June 1933) attended by the Legation staff (and their wives) including Sir Richard Maconachie, Captain McCan, Major Farwell, Sir James Almond, and two officers from the 15th King’s Royal Hussars, Donald Fraser and Robert Dorrien Smith. Scenes of the Jasan (Independence Day) celebration, Kabul (8 August 1933) attended by the British Legation and Afghan ministers; includes scenes of King Mohamed Nadir Shah giving a speech at the Pillar of Independence. Independence Day celebrations – diplomats watching the march past. (film with captions)

Mallam Collection – Film 1

B&W. 8:14min. Kabul, Afghanistan. 1932-33. Film made by G.Leslie Mallam. Life in the British Legation at Kabul, Afghanistan. Compound and staff. Legation surgeon, Captain Edward Lucas, and dispensary staff at work. Mail delivered by lorry from Peshawar. Games of hockey and tennis. Scenes of skiing; mounted paper chase. The Legation stables. Duck shoot on the Qila Hashmat Lake, Bala Hissar. Scenes of fishing and trekking in Hazara country. (film with captions)