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 12
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 contains two items. The first concentrates on slag, the material left over from the mining of minerals. Previously considered a waste product, it can be specially treated and then used by the building industry for concrete beams (when mixed with cement), interior wall facing and bricks. The second item follows RAF aircraft on a daylight raid on the Philips works at Eindhoven, Holland. Despite the loss of twelve aircraft, the raid is considered a success.