Reference INF 6/517
Title Defeat Diphtheria (immunisation) 1941.
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 246
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Health and welfare
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Organisations Department of Health for Scotland, Ministry of Health, St John Ambulance


A file relating to the production of the wartime information film Defeat Diphtheria, released in 1941 by the Ministry of Information for the Ministry of Health and the Department of Health for Scotland. The film addresses the effects of diphtheria and the necessity of parents having their children immunised against it. The file contains a shooting script; a shot list; production credits; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


ambulances, children, diphtheria, disease, doctors, education, family, film, healthcare, hospitals, medical supplies, nurses, parents, public health, schools, science, students, teachers, vaccination

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