4May

British WWII cultural propaganda movies

Stacks of these have been made available at the British Council Film Collection. Fascinating to see how the government wanted life in Britain to be perceived: “Over 120 films were produced as ‘cultural propaganda’ to counteract anything the Nazis might throw out and to refute the idea that ours was a country stuck in the past.”

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3 comments

  1. This reminds me of Went the Day Well?, which is one of my favourite black and white films because it is pure British WW2 propaganda. There’s almost something quite naive, I feel, about such jingoist propaganda.

  2. Thanks for the link – I didn’t even know about that film, if I’m honest! But yes, it’s amazing how naive these films were. But they must have worked for them to remain being made in such a manner.