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The Children See it Thru

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Description 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 having to sleep in bomb shelters, use gas masks, and navigate bombed-out buildings. These are countered with images of the goal of the Save the Children foundation: British children frollicking in the countryside from away from the horrors of war.
Creator Paul Rotha Productions
Yvonne Fletcher: director
Contributor Arthur Mann: commentary
Save the Children Federation: sponsor
Date Issued 1941
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 07:51
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.K.
Geographic Coverage London, England