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The Children See It Through

The children of the London Blitz are the focus of this punchy and poignant documentary.

Documentary 1941 8 mins Silent


The children of the London Blitz, some evacuated, others still in the city, are the focus of this punchy yet poignant film. A fund- and awareness-raiser aimed at US viewers, it was sponsored by the American branch of Save the Children and produced by key documentary production company Paul Rotha Productions. It's wartime information film at something like its economical best.

Well directed by Yvonne Fletcher (one of surprisingly many female directors on the British documentary scene at the time) it’s a mixture of library shots and freshly filmed material - full of striking images and ending on a haunting one.