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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Warwork News No 11
Wartime news magazine for factory workers, sponsored by the Ministry of Supply. News items often stressed the value of the 'factory front'.
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This issue concentrates on the Army’s policy of salvaging any material which can be reused, and shows worn-out items being renovated or converted into other equipment (eg. camp beds made from cartridge-pouch webbing. It also features reports from fighting fronts, including an item on the resupply of the Eighth Army in Tripoli, and the bombing of Genoa (latter preceded by factory scenes showing bombs being manufactured).