Reference INF 6/586
Title Manpower (planned utilisation of manpower) 1943
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 352
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, Region 5: London
Locations United States of America
Organisations Central Office of Information


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Manpower, released in 1943 by the Ministry of Information and the Central Office of Information. The film addresses the reorganisation of labour in wartime. The file contains production credits; synopses of the film; a report on the library material used in the film; a commentary script; and a document relating to the film's commissioning and foreign distribution.


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