Tessa Dunlop: The Home Front
A journey through BFI Player's The Home Front collection, by Tessa Dunlop, historian, journalist, presenter of BBC2's Coast and Radio 4’s Crossing Continents.
Keep Them Safe, Keep Them Happy
Charity appeal19392 minsSilent Location: Norwich
Sweet and touching wartime cinema appeal for 300,000 London children spending Christmas far from home.
London Can Take It!
Government sponsored film19409 mins Location: London
Humphrey Jennings and Harry Watt’s famous GPO film is an enduring example of British self-mythology; a hymn to London’s resilience that helped persuade America to join the war.
Start a Land Club
Government sponsored film19428 mins
The wartime potato shortage is addressed in this marvellous film from 1942 - exhorting workers and school children to lend a hand on local farms by joining Land Clubs.
Documentary194120 mins Location: Stirling
Well-known landmarks such as Stirling Castle and Bannockburn fields feature in this propaganda film about Scotland during the Second World War.
V.E. Day May 8th & 9th 1945 – Thanksgiving Day May 14th 1945
Amateur film194510 minsSilent Location: Gateshead
You can almost hear the cheers in this gorgeous silent film of VE day celebrations on the red, white and blue decked streets of Gateshead