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Furnaces of Industry
Furnaces of Industry

Furnaces of Industry 1940


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Furnaces of Industry 1940

12 mins United Kingdom Director. Cecil Musk

The urgent voiceover and the stirring classical soundtrack of this short documentary make for a rousing tribute to the proud achievements of Britain's steel industry. The film was sponsored by the wartime Ministry of Information and the supreme importance of steel is summed up in the final declaration: "Steel - for the triumphs of peace, the victories of war."

Director Cecil Musk made many short documentaries and several feature films, chiefly in the 1940s and 50s. Evidently something of an eccentric figure, he was not universally popular among his colleagues, one of whom later recounted working with a "terrible director called Cecil Musk, who was known as Cecil B. de Musk. He actually worked with a megaphone and wore riding breeches! At Merton Park - I mean, really!" The modest but efficient Merton Park Studios, in South London, were kept busy during World War II producing films for the Ministry of Information.

Directed by

Cecil Musk


Documentary Government sponsored film


World War II Steel


Keep the Wheels Turning Steel on Film




United Kingdom



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