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Five DVDs from the Imperial War Museum film vaults featuring original wartime films focusing on the British Home Front. The five volumes are: The Home Guard & Britain?s Citizen Army (2 discs), London Can Take It, Women & Children At War and Words For Battle Writers At War. A unique record of 1940s Britain at war, packed with hours of rare material – much never available before.
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5 DVD of original WW2 government and newsreel footage about life on the British Home Front.Offering an unrivalled insight into British people at war.
The Home Guard and Britain’s Citizen Army(2 DVD) contains over 30 wartime films showing how British people contributed to the defence of the nation during the Second World Way, from joining the Home Guard or Dad’s Army, to giving up items and Digging for Victory.
‘London Can Take It’ is a collection of seven wartime films looking at life in London from the outbreak of war through the Blitz to the V-Bomb menace, including Humphrey Jennings celebrated film London Can Take It. Bonus Feature: Manchester Took it Too.
Women and Children at War is a collection of 14 different films looking at the vital contribution made to Britain’s war efforts by women, as well as the experiences of evacuee children. Bonus Feature: Seven public information films.
Words for Battle, Writers at War is a collection featuring nine stirring and inspirational films urging the nation to fight on and to preserve British heritage and way of life.