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Documentary, Short Films
This is the third in the series of collected documentaries made by the groundbreaking GPO Film Unit. This volume contains films produced during the years 1939-40 and its content, taken chronologically, offers a fascinating insight into the gradual creep into World War Two: it begins with The City, full of optimism for the benefits offered by London's redevelopment; to If War Should Come itself, with its advice on building shelters and talk of potential personal sacrifices. The collection also contains works by the legendary Humphrey Jennings - a report on the Blitz that was instrumental in inspiring greater US support for the Allied struggle.
E means that the film's distributor believes the film to be 'exempt' from a BBFC age rating. E certificate films are often designed to inform, educate or instruct.
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Collection of 22 radical, socially conscious documentaries made by the British postal service's film production arm in the lead-up to World War Two.
11+ years 269 mins
Poetic, nostalgia-filled documentary by Liverpool-born director Terence Davies, looking back to the harsh post-war 1950s and 1960s in his home city.
14+ years 74 mins
British postal service shorts from the 1930s, made by young British filmmakers encouraged to record the world around them in an innovative style.
11+ years 300 mins
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