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Presents a fictional reenactment of an actual air raid on Berlin by the Bomber Command of the British Royal Air Force. Aerial photographs disclose the objective to be raided. Then staff planning, routine preparations, and the tension of the evening…

“Step-by-step manufacture and assembly of the B-26 medium bomber in the Glenn Martin plant at Baltimore.” (War Films Bulletin of the Extension Division Indiana University, February, 1943, 10.) Details every aspect of this process from the foundry…

Laurence Olivier's reading of passages from Milton, William Blake, Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling and Abraham Lincoln accompany scenes of daily life in wartime Britain. The texts selected emphasize national identity and heritage, patriotism, and…

Presents a fictional reenactment of an actual air raid on Berlin by the Bomber Command of the British Royal Air Force. Aerial photographs disclose the objective to be raided. Then staff planning, routine preparations, and the tension of the evening…

As part of the war effort, the U. S. Office of Education released 48 films in 1941 and 1942 to train factory workers and shipbuilders under a project called Victory Training Films. The success of these titles helped convince the federal government…

A recuitment film for the British Air Training Corps, which trained teenage boys for a career in the U.K. air force. The short starts with a group of boys fighting about the model of airplane they see landing on an airstrip, and then moves to an…

The Children See it Thru was a British production made as a fundraising appeal to American audiences to help clothe and educate English children affected by the Blitz. The film depicts the hardships of life during wartime for children including…

Mr. Proudfoot Shows a Light is a short fiction film from the United Kingdom from 1941, commissioned by the Ministry of Information, and directed by Herbert Mason. This short film was intended for English civilians to illustrate the importance of…

As part of the war effort, the U. S. Office of Education released 48 films in 1941 and 1942 to train factory workers and shipbuilders under a project called Victory Training Films. The success of these titles helped convince the federal government…

News footage of the nighttime incendiary bombings of London and London Fire Service efforts to contain the fires throughout the city. Footage shot the following morning shows the extent of destruction. Concludes with scenes of a funeral service for…