Reference INF 6/442
Title Dawn Guard (Channel watchers) 1941
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 84
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Post-war planning
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Locations Dunkirk
Organisations British Army, Home Guard


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Dawn Guard, released in 1941 by the Ministry of Information. The film depicts two members of the Home Guard acting as Channel watchers, discussing the progress of the war and the social reforms that will come in its wake. 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.


agriculture, cattle, children, civil defence, Czechoslovak nationals, Dutch nationals, film, French nationals, livestock, munitions, pigs, Polish nationals, post-war planning, reconstruction, recreation, slums, social reform, welfare

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