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Her Father's Daughter

Women on the factory floor? An engineer needs convincing that war work is a feminine pursuit.

Government sponsored film 1941 9 mins


This propaganda film uses comic actor Alastair Sim to help recruit women into war work. With men away fighting, the crisis in weapons production meant that women were drafted in to take their places. But many women were put off by the idea of factory work and films such as this one tried to convince them that they could help their country by playing a key role in the war effort.

This government film is a public record, preserved and presented by the BFI National Archive on behalf of The National Archives, home to more than 1,000 years of British history.