A collection of rarely-seen films showing the effect of the blitz on London and its people, and the plans for the post-war regeneration of the City. Includes:
London Can Take It (1940) - GPO Film Unit. Directors Harry Watt & Humphrey Jennings. This film about Londoners under seige during the blitz, seen in the very rare American version, was narrated by American journalist Quentin Reynolds. It was instrumental in persuading the USA to support Britain during World War II. A slightly edited version Britain Can Take It, which was made for the home audience, is available on one of our GPO Classics Series DVDs.
The Proud City (1945) - London County Council's plans for re-developing the city.
London Airport (1949) - the construction of Heathrow Airport.
Moving Millions (1947) - the post war changes in London Transport.
Journey by a London Bus (1950) - two African students sample the pleasures of travelling on London's buses, "which are always punctual".
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 65 mins, b/w.