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 78
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:
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit the Isle of Man to attend the opening of the Tynwald (the Manx parliament). The production of razor blades at a highly automated factory outside London (the Gillette factory on the Great West Road between Osterley and Brentford). Scenes of the devastation in Berlin, Germany; men of 7th Armoured Division, "The Desert Rats", enter the fallen city.