Reference INF 6/338
Title Words for Battle (call to arms) 1941
Former Department Reference Folder No. CFU 212
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes News and information channels, Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Conscription
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Durham, Germany
Organisations Crown Film Unit, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy


A file relating to the production of the wartime government film Words for Battle, released in 1941 by the Ministry of Information and the Crown Film Unit. The film addresses a call to arms for young British men. The file contains a shot list; music cue sheets; production credits; extracts of quotations from William Camden, John Milton, William Blake, Robert Browning, Abraham Lincoln, Rudyard Kipling, and Winston Churchill; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


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