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Keep Them Safe, Keep Them Happy
Keep Them Safe, Keep Them Happy

Keep Them Safe, Keep Them Happy 1940

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Keep Them Safe, Keep Them Happy 1940

2 mins United Kingdom

It would take a stony-hearted viewer not to be touched by this sweet and unassuming appeal film for funds to create a fun-filled Christmas for London's evacuated children during WWII. Scenes of happy, healthy kids romping in haystacks serve to reassure anxious city parents that all is well with their distant charges, while the narrator's lilting tones make a persuasive tug on the purse-strings.

Genres

Charity appeal

Tags

Evacuees Children World War II Christmas

Collection

Life Under Fire Christmas Crackers

Released

1940

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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