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
Worker and War Front No. 10
A wartime magazine made to motivate and inform war workers, commissioned by the Ministry of Information in 1942 and exclusively screened in factories.
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Issue ten features war workers embracing an opportunity to perform ‘Peter and the Wolf’ for colleagues in a factory canteen, followed by coverage of a British newspaper published in Moscow. At another factory, workers manufacture jettisonable fuel or ‘drop tanks’, whilst out in the fields a group of mechanics volunteers their time to help bring in the harvest.