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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
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Government sponsored film 1944 2 mins
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Promotional 1941 2 mins
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Promotional 1943 3 mins
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Documentary 1940 16 mins
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2003 1 mins
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Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
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