Harry Watt

Born: 18 October 1906, Edinburgh
Died: 2 April 1987, Amersham, Bucks.

Highlighted works

  • The First Days

    The First Days

    This very accomplished documentary is an evocation of the spirit of London during the early days of WWII.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Coal Face

    Coal Face

    This short but potent film is an official classic of the British documentary movement, and an ‘oratorio of coal mining’.


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