This film is part of Free

They Fight by Night

An account of the many ways people contributed to the war effort on the home front, focusing on the work that went on through the night.

Government sponsored film 1943 10 mins

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The cover of darkness offers a different perspective on life in wartime Britain, emphasising how the strain of conflict ensured Britain would have to work around the clock to achieve victory. The clever use of light in the film helps reinforce this point and overcomes the challenges of filming at night, a process that was technically difficult at this time.