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Chinese in Wartime Britain
Chinese in Wartime Britain

Chinese in Wartime Britain 1944


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Chinese in Wartime Britain 1944

10 mins United Kingdom Director. Carl Heck

A documentary exploring the shared benefits of Chinese immigrants living, working and learning new skills in 1940s Britain. This positive portrayal of a cultural exchange demonstrates a desire for further integration after the war, and promotes the belief that immigration will help to spread British democratic values around the globe.

The IWM Film Archive is the oldest film archive in the UK, holding over 20,000 hours of film, video and digital material and covering the two World Wars and all conflicts involving British or Commonwealth Forces since the start of the Twentieth Century to the present. Our collection also reflects aspects of civilian life in wartime, military life in peacetime, military exercises and operations.

Directed by

Carl Heck


Government sponsored film


Chinese people Jazz music (pre 1950) World War II


Chinese Britain on Film Ready for the Enemy




United Kingdom



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