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Newspaper Train

The story of how newspapers were distributed during the Blitz, stressing the importance of an accurate and objective press on the home front.

Government sponsored film 1942 6 mins

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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.

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.