Reference INF 6/542
Title Heavier than Air (civil defence: gas warfare) 1942
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 273
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Organisations Civil Defence Service


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Heavier than Air, released in 1942 by the Ministry of Information. The film addresses the measures employed by the civil defence services to deal with gas attacks. The file contains a shooting script; production credits; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid wardens, air-raid warnings, chemicals, civil defence, civil defence training, civilian casualties, film, fire services, gas, gas attacks, gas masks, gas protection, police, rescue

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