Finest Hour: Films by Humphrey Jennings

This collection brings together four films from the 30s and 40s by one of Britain’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers.

Words for Battle (1941)

Words for Battle (1941)

Humphrey Jennings, widely considered Britain’s greatest documentary filmmaker, is best known for his short films which beautifully evoke everyday heroism in times of war and peace. Combining poetic observation with subtle yet intense national feeling, they remain an inspiration to countless modern filmmakers. This is a compilation of four of his best films, newly restored by the BFI National Archive.

The set includes:

Spare Time (UK 1939, 15 mins), Words for Battle (UK 1941, 8 mins), The Silent Village (UK 1943, 36 mins), Listen to Britain (UK 1942, 20 mins).

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