The IWM Film Archive is the oldest film archive in the UK, holding over 20,000 hours of film, video and digital material and covering the two World Wars and all conflicts involving British or Commonwealth Forces since the start of the Twentieth Century to the present. Our collection also reflects aspects of civilian life in wartime, military life in peacetime, military exercises and operations.
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A Ministry of Information film encouraging the wartime public to increase productivity by “taking work to the workers”.
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Proof that a lack of factory floor space or experienced workers need not form a barrier to producing vital goods and equipment for the war effort. The wartime public demonstrate an ability to adapt their professional skills and help boost wartime industries in some unlikely location including a high street department store and even a home front family kitchen.