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Newsreel War Compilation

Graduates of machine gun school mix with the great and the good of WWI in this eclectic mix of newsreel from WWI and after

Anthology 1925 17 mins Silent


Newsreels brought the Western Front back to British audiences, and became a key part of the propaganda strategy of the wartime government. Yesterday's newsreels couldn't be used to wrap tomorrow's fish and chips, and their lifespan in the cinema was short. We don’t know when or why this compilation of stories ranging from 1916 to 1925 was spliced together, but whether curated by chance or design its combined impact resonates across the years.