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.
This film is part of Free
Warwork News No 25
Wartime news magazine for factory workers, sponsored by the Ministry of Supply. News items often stressed the value of the 'factory front'.
From the collection of:
The work of women making lamp filaments for the lights of ships, aircraft and other objects of war, is profiled. An American pilot from RAF Eagle Squadron, based in Malta but on leave in Britain. The surrender of Pantelleria : views from on board Royal Navy vessels as they pound the island’s shore batteries; Admiral Cunningham and Eisenhower watch the operation from on board HMS Aurora.