Reference INF 6/328
Title London Can Take It (aerial blitz on London) 1940
Former Department Reference Folder No. CFU 201
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Bombing and Attacks on the Population
Subthemes News and information channels, Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Damage to property
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous, Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations London, United States of America, Westminster
Organisations Crown Film Unit, Royal Air Force


A file relating to the production of the wartime government film Britain Can Take It (American release title London Can Take It), released in 1940 by the Ministry of Information and the Crown Film Unit. The film addresses the enemy air raids on London and their aftermath. The film contains a draft of title cards; a shooting script; a shot list; music cue sheets; documents relating to the licensing of the film and its music; and production credits.


air raids, aircraft, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelters, air-raid wardens, air-raid warnings, anti-aircraft defences, bomb damage, bridges, buses, children, civil defence, clothing, culture, dairy, family, film, finance, fire services, fires, first aid, French language, gas, George VI, housing, infants, infrastructure, laundry, licensing, lighting, milk, mothers, motor vehicles, munitions, music, newspapers, parents, police, postal communications, propaganda, public morale, public transport, Queen Elizabeth, railways, recreation, rescue, retail, River Thames, rivers, roads, royalty, soldiers, The Blitz, transportation, United States nationals

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