Reference INF 6/457
Title Night Shift (gun factory) 1942
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 145
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes News and information channels, Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Labour supply and relations
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Newport, United States of America
Organisations Central Office of Information


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Night Shift, released in 1942 by the Ministry of Information and the Central Office of Information. The film addresses the life of women working the night shift at a munitions factory. The file contains a music cue sheet; production credits; a synopsis of the film; shot lists for each reel; notes made at a post-war screening; a commentary script; and documents relating to the film's licensing, finances, and distribution, including its scripting, commissioning and music.


air-raid warnings, buses, communal feeding, culture, distribution, employment, entertainment, exports, factories, female labour, film, finance, food preparation, food supplies, industrial equipment, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, infrastructure, labour supply, licensing, lighting, meals, motor vehicles, munitions, munitions industry, music, overseas trade, propaganda, public morale, public transport, recreation, tobacco, towns, transportation, villages, working conditions, working hours, youths

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