Fires Were Started

Fires Were Started
Fires Were Started




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Groundbreaking drama-documentary directed by Humphrey Jennings about the lives and day-to-day work of a group of firemen during the London Blitz of World War Two, with all the parts played by real firemen. This fascinating film focuses on a new recruit as he gradually learns the ropes, and reaches its crux in his first mission as part of a team tackling a blaze in a warehouse on London's docks. The film helped convey the ordinary heroism that was taking place on the home front in an embattled 1943 Britain.

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