Reference INF 6/345
Title The Day That Saved the World (15th Sept. 1940: Battle of Britain) 1942
Former Department Reference Folder No. CFU 219
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Military Activity and Home Defence, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Locations China, Crete, Dunkirk, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Libya, Pearl Harbor, Singapore, Soviet Union, Taranto, United States of America
Organisations Auxiliary Territorial Service, Crown Film Unit, Home Guard, Merchant Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Women's Auxiliary Air Force, Women's Royal Naval Service


A file relating to the production of the wartime government film The Day that Saved the World, released in 1942 by the Ministry of Information and the Crown Film Unit. The film addresses the role of the Battle of Britain in securing allies, and subsequent military and political developments that united Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and China. The file contains a shooting script; a shot list; a music cue sheet; production credits; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


air force personnel, aircraft, Allied nations, Battle of Britain, culture, Dunkirk evacuation, film, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hawker Hurricane, international agreements, military equipment, military training, music, propaganda, public morale, Supermarine Spitfire, United States entry into the war, warships, Winston Churchill

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