This film is part of Free
Wartime Cinema Christmas Greeting
A thoughtful Christmas message in hope of peace from early in WWII - the absence of loved ones hit hardest at holiday times.
Announcement 1940 1 mins
A Christmas greeting was a familiar extra in the mid-20th century cinema programme. Whether produced by the cinema chain, advertising agent or local owner, a short message to a regular audience was a courtesy and a subtle brand placement opportunity. For this wartime greeting the message appears more heartfelt, and is completely unbranded. The rural images are perhaps a clichéd picture of "what we're fighting for", but it nonetheless offers a moving moment of reflection. Now on with the film!
WWII at the Pictures
War 1939 9 mins
Summer 1939, and an ordinary family gets an alarming taste of war to come in this little-known Ealing Studios propaganda short.
Government sponsored film 1944 2 mins
A Peter Strausfeld animation, encouraging the public to use the telephone more sparingly in wartime.
Promotional 1941 2 mins
A trailer for Ealing's wartime drama "Ships with Wings", an all-star actioner about the Navy's Fleet Air Arm.
Promotional 1943 3 mins Silent
Gainsborough melodrama trailer, starring the most desirable cast of the period.
War 1943 36 mins Location: Cwmgiedd
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Documentary 1940 16 mins
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Documentary 2021 17 mins
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About My Family During the Pandemic [Sobre mi familia cuando la pandemia] About My Family During the Pandemic [Sobre mi familia cuando la pandemia]
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 27 mins
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Drama 2021 18 mins
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Drama 2021 15 mins
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