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Wartime Factory

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Description Argues that the men and women working in a British airplane factory are the true secret weapon that will win the war against the Nazis. Shows an average day at the factory where work goes on around the clock. Maintaining peak efficiency is accomplished by a delicate balance between hard work and social activities. The film shows how factory medical services keep the workers performing at peak efficiency, women being trained for industrial labor that men did before the war, air raid defense trainings, how the cafeteria kept workers’ energy up, how music from the BBC is used to maintain worker production and relieve the boredom of repetitive tasks, and a workers’ concert that occurs at the transfer from day shift to night shift.
Creator Strand Film Production
Arthur Elton: associate producer
Edgar Anstey: director
Alexander Shaw: producer
Great Britain. Ministry of Information
Contributor C. Malborough: camera
A. Rhind: recordist
Date Issued 1940
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 09:38
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.K.
Geographic Coverage U.K.