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Highlighted works

  • Village School

    Village School

    This very insightful documentary presents one woman’s account of life as a teacher in a small rural school during WWII.

  • War and Order

    War and Order

    This fast-paced, no-nonsense review of the work of the police force during hostilities was one of the last films produced by the celebrated General Post Office Film Unit.

  • Health in War

    Health in War

    This information film offers revealing insights into the re-structuring of health services in London and elsewhere in Britain following the outbreak of WWII.

  • Start a Land Club

    Start a Land Club

    This Ministry of Information film shows how ‘Land Clubs’ formed by volunteers can do their bit to help the war effort.

  • The Countrywomen

    The Countrywomen

    This account of the wartime activities of the Women’s Institute tells the story of a country woman who provides a home to an evacuee and her son.

  • The Eighty Days

    The Eighty Days

    This public information film details the bombardment of London and the Southeast by the terrifying V-1 flying bomb, known as the ‘doodlebug’, and outlines Britain’s defences.

  • Westward Ho!

    Westward Ho!

    Westward Ho! is a punchy yet touching film about the evacuation of city children to rural areas during World War II.

  • Miss Grant Goes to the Door

    Miss Grant Goes to the Door

    The ever-present fear of invasion or infiltration by spies is addressed in this dramatised story, which offers a practical guide to identifying the enemy.

  • Land Girl

    Land Girl

    This government-sponsored documentary shows how one intrepid Land Girl overcomes male prejudice and is eventually accepted on a Scottish farm.

  • Tomorrow Is Theirs

    Tomorrow Is Theirs

    This government–sponsored short examines the provisions for secondary education during WWII.

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