British Transport Films Volume 12: The Driving Force

Improvements and new services in the post-war period are the focus of the 12th volume of British Transport Commission films.

Following the nationalisation of public transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1 May 1949, British Transport Films was led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey – a founding father of the British documentary movement – and became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain.

Volume 12 in this series of double-DVD sets presents a selection of previously unreleased films that look at the improvements, developments and new services offered by British Transport in the post-war period. Highlights include Future Works (1969), an enthralling tour of the Swindon railway workshops, and Partners in Prosperity (1980), which outlines plans for a truly modern integrated road and rail transport structure in Scotland.

This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike.

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      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

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