About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
The important role played by Lloyd's of London in world shipping, using the '100 A1' rated S.S. Armadillo as an example.
The Work of Lloyd's of London
'A description of Lloyd's services to world shipping and the story of a voyage from Valparaiso to Hull. The S.S. Armadillo, '100 A1' at Lloyd's sets out with a valuable cargo on her adventurous voyage; she is reported missing; her safe arrival is announced by the ringing of the famous Lutine Bell at Lloyd's.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-1943)
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