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Worker and War Front No. 3

A wartime magazine made to motivate and inform war workers, commissioned by the Ministry of Information in 1942 and exclusively screened in factories.

Government sponsored film 1942 11 mins

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This issue opens with Britain’s dockworkers grafting to shift cargo that made it through a German blockade of British merchant shipping. Their efforts provide an invaluable lifeline to a home front heavily reliant on imports to sustain the fight against fascism. There is also a feature on cartoonist David Low’s appreciation for Soviet Russian animation.