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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Tim Marches Back
A Peter Strausfeld animation, encouraging the public to use the telephone more sparingly in wartime.
From the collection of:
A wartime cartoon explaining how overuse of the telephone network by the public could impact on those who depended on it for the war effort. Social calls were deemed especially unwelcome, with culprits advised to; "remember the telephone is a weapon of war and think twice before you make a trunk call".