Reference INF 6/332
Title Merchant Seamen 1941.
Former Department Reference Folder No. CFU 206
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes News and information channels, Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Transport and travel
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Organisations Crown Film Unit


A file relating to the production of the wartime government film Merchant Seamen, released in 1941 by the Ministry of Information and the Crown Film Unit. The film addresses merchant seamen's reaction to an enemy attack. The file contains a shooting script; a shot list; documents relating to the licensing of the film's music; and documents relating to the film's production, licensing, and distribution, including a Universal Pictures Film News bulletin with the film's production credits and a synopsis of the film.


ambulances, anti-aircraft defences, bedding, cinemas, coal, coastal areas, culture, distribution, education, entertainment, film, finance, freight shipping, healthcare, hospitals, licensing, merchant seamen, munitions, music, naval personnel, naval warfare, police, prices, propaganda, public health, public morale, recreation, schools, tea, vocational training, weather

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