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Warwork News No 72

Wartime news magazine for factory workers, sponsored by the Ministry of Supply. News items often stressed the value of the 'factory front'.

Government sponsored film 1945 9 mins

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Two items. The first profiles a Yorkshire company where school-leavers follow an apprentice training scheme, which ensures that "every opportunity is given to the youngster with ambition to learn". The second item concentrates on the Allied advance in Europe, including Arnhem, a V2 rocket site, and Ohrdruf concentration camp, where General Eisenhower visits, and German civilians are forced to look at the dead. Emaciated British POWs pose before the camera.