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Newspaper Train
Newspaper Train

Newspaper Train 1942


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Newspaper Train 1942

6 mins United Kingdom Director. Len Lye

Narrated by American journalist Merrill Mueller, this film tribute follows the daily newspaper chain of delivery, kept alive through the dedication of those responsible for its circulation. Even under the strain of relentless bombing, readers are kept informed about wartime developments, helping to keep a check on hearsay and the spread of negative propaganda.

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

Len Lye


Documentary Government sponsored film War


Air raids World War II Newspapers Daily Express Trains Propaganda


Life Under Fire




United Kingdom



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