Reference INF 6/341
Title Tale of Two Cities (London, Moscow) 1942
Former Department Reference Folder No. CFU 215
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Military Activity and Home Defence, Domestic Life
Subthemes News and information channels, Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations London, Moscow
Organisations Crown Film Unit, Royal Air Force


A file relating to the production of the wartime government film Tale of Two Cities, released in 1942 by the Ministry of Information and the Crown Film Unit. The film addresses civilian life in the cities of London and Moscow. The file contains production credits; a draft of the title credits; dialogue and commentary sheets; a shot list; music cue sheets; and documents relating to the film's production and finances.


air raids, aircraft, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelters, anti-aircraft defences, children, cities, civil defence, communications, culture, factories, family, Fascism, female labour, film, finance, German armed forces, haulage, incendiary bombs, industrial equipment, industrial production, industry, infants, infrastructure, iron, Josef Stalin, labour supply, licensing, lighting, metals, military operations, mothers, motor vehicles, munitions, music, old age, parents, photography, propaganda, public morale, public spaces, public transport, railways, roads, rural areas, soldiers, Soviet armed forces, Soviet nationals, Supermarine Spitfire, telephonic communications, The Blitz, traffic, Winston Churchill

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