Critical Past archival film shows an edited version of Bajan life in 1936
Our thanks to a reader who directed us to the CriticalPast.com archives where we found some 1936 film footage of “Barbados Island” showing the way we were. Well, the way we were at least according to some American tourist who edited their home movie. Lot’s of stereotypes and a big Nazi surprise too!
As we were viewing the film, we saw the Nazi flag go by on a motorized open boat holding about 20 people. Hmmmm… that’s not mentioned in the keywords, but yup… there it is. What an interesting juxtaposition of Barbados and the Nazi flag with (presumably) German tourists just 3 years before Herr Hitler and his Jew-hating friends (including the Russians) launched their death-fest called World War II.
Oh? You didn’t know that Russia and Germany were allies that launched World War II together? Hmmmm…. wat they teachin’ at UWI these days?
History: an agreed upon set of lies, OR, written by the victors. Whatever history is, you can see a little bit of ours at Critical Past.com.
Here’s a list of the scenes from the 1936 short film “Boys dive in Barbados to entertain visitors and view of Carol Island, beach and the sea from the Hackleton’s Cliff.“
– Barbados “Little England”.
– Happy native girls and boys dive for visitors to this beautiful coral island.
– Small boats gather round the ocean vessels.
– Nelson’s statue… facing a different direction of course!
– Native “Bobbies” carry on British traditions on foot and horseback.
– Donkey carts haul wood. To the families of “James Blunt, St. Michael” and “Yearwood”… here is a film of your ancestor!
– Scenes of tallships in the harbour and a view of the city.
– The view from Hackleton’s Cliff.