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Keep Them Safe, Keep Them Happy

Sweet and touching wartime cinema appeal for 300,000 London children spending Christmas far from home.

Charity appeal 1939 2 mins Silent


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.