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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.

Government sponsored film 1943 11 mins

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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.