Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Britain's Youth

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Description A short documentary on the widespread engagement in physical activity and athletics in England. Includes footage of profesional and amateur cricket matches, soccer games, tennis, darts, and other sports. The resurgence of physical fitness among the British during the period between the wars is presented as the reason the British Army was able to quickly expand to a wartime footing. The film ends with British soldiers playing a variety of sports to maintain their physical condition and enjoy their leisure time.
Creator Strand Films
Alexander Shaw: producer
Jack Ellit: director
Contributor C. B. Fry: commentary
Date Issued 1940
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 12:27
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.K.
Geographic Coverage U.K.