Reference INF 6/441
Title The Story of Coventry 1941
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 81
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Bombing and Attacks on the Population
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Damage to property, Casualties and injuries, Psychological impacts
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Region 9: Midlands (Birmingham HQ)
Locations Coventry
Organisations Salvation Army


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film The Story of Coventry, released in 1941 by the Ministry of Information. The film addresses the German air raid on Coventry and its aftermath, highlighting the resilient spirit of Coventry's citizens. The file contains a shooting script; a shot list; production credits; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


air raids, aircraft, air-raid precautions, air-raid wardens, anti-aircraft defences, bomb damage, cars, civilian casualties, communal feeding, demolition, disease, factories, film, fire prevention, fire services, fires, first aid, healthcare, hospitals, industrial production, industry, military equipment, motor vehicles, nurses, propaganda, public morale, religion, religious buildings, roads, soldiers, tanks, tea, The Blitz, traffic, water supply

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