We Forgot About Germany

We Forgot About Germany: How Britain ignored the gathering storm of Nazism and overcame the consequences.

The New Britain (1940). With great optimism, Britain re-constructed after World War I, but the threat from the "Gathering Storm" of Nazism was realised almost too late as "We Forgot Germany". Directed by Ralph Keene, commentary written by Graham Greene.

From The Four Corners (1941), star of "Gone With The Wind", Leslie Howard, enjoys a beer with a group of Australian, New Zealander, and Canadian servicemen. He learns why they joined up. Directed by Anthony Havelock-Allan.

The Dawn Guard (1941). A Ministry of Information short in which two Home Guards on duty comment on war on the home front. Directed and produced by Roy Boulting. Narrated by Bernard Miles.

Words For Battle (1941). A call to arms through images and words of Britain's countryside, people and poets. Directed and scripted by Humphrey Jennings; Produced by Ian Dalrymple; Narrated by Laurence Olivier.

War And Order (1940). The operations of the Police Force during World War II. Directed by Charles Hasse; Produced and scripted by Harry Watt; Narrated by Lionel Gamlin.

West Indies Calling (1944). During World War II many nationalities lent their support to the war effort. Before the Windrush generation, men and women from the Caribbean gave service in the forces, factories, hospitals and on the land, and are seen gathering at Broadcasting House with writer Una Marson and cricketer Learie Constantine for a broadcast to the Caribbean telling of their lives and work in war-time Britain. Directed and scripted by John Page; Produced by Donald Alexander; Photographed by John Page and Wolfgang Suschitzky.

Night Shift (1942). This film shows the wonderful work by women workers in munitions factories, here seen working at night. Directed by Jack Chambers; Produced by Paul Rotha; Script by Ara Calder-Marshall.

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