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Conservative News Review No. 5

"Set the People Free" - Tories take to the streets in the lead-up to the 1950 General Election.

Documentary 1950 12 mins


With vintage cars, mobile cinema vans, blue rosettes and eye-catching poster campaigns, the Tories "set about electioneering in a big way". Snappily-edited scenes courtesy of the Movietone news team capture the mood at grassroots level; look out for no-nonsense Conservative candidate Dorothy Welfare holding forth in Bethnal Green. Unfortunately for the film's sponsor, the Labour Party triumphed.