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. 8
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 eight opens with one of Britain’s best-known Second World War aircraft, the De Havilland Mosquito. Carrying two Rolls Royce Merlin engines, its manufacturing is profiled to boost worker morale. The mood then changes with a sobering message about blood poisoning, before ending on a story about a blitzed cinema that was renovated to become a wartime factory.