Reference INF 6/454
Title The Free French Navy 1942
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 130
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes News and information channels, Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Foreign nationals and newcomers
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Cherbourg, France
Organisations Central Office of Information


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film The Free French Navy, released in 1942 by the Ministry of Information and the Central Office of Information. The film addresses the recruitment and training of French immigrants for the Free French Navy. The file contains a music cue sheet; production credits; a commentary and dialogue script; a shot list; and documents relating to the film's copyright, scripting, financing, and commissioning.


air raids, anti-aircraft defences, baking, bread, colleges, culture, education, emigration, employment, film, finance, fishing, food supplies, Free French, freight shipping, French armed forces, French language, French nationals, healthcare, immigration, imports, iron, licensing, metals, military officers, military training, munitions, music, naval personnel, naval warfare, occupation of France, oil, overseas trade, police, prisoners of war, propaganda, public morale, recruitment, refugees, volunteers, warships, youths

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