Transcript: British Government document called 'The Programme for Film Propaganda' produced in January 1940

(Catalogue ref: INF 1/867)

II. How Britain fights. This also can be treated in

  1. Feature films
  2. Documentaries
  3. News Reels

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(b) Documentaries A long series should be undertaken to show this country, France and the neutrals the extent of our war effort. There should be, in the first place, full and carefully worked out films of each of the fighting services; then shorter films of all the immediately subsidiary services, i.e., merchant navy, munitions, shipbuilding, coastal command, fishermen, etc. Most of these subjects are susceptible of detailed treatment from different angles,