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 33
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:
Two items. The first item, discusses the importance of cotton as a war-time commodity, including the manufacture and uses of the material for fire-hose, barrage balloons and other items. The second shows the Allied advances in Italy, including Badoglio, Brindisi, aid to inmates in a concentration camp, sightseeing in Pompeii, and the advance towards Naples.