Reference INF 6/635
Title A Start in Life (child health) 1944
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 440
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Domestic Life, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes News and information channels, Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Health and welfare, Education and schooling
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Organisations Central Office of Information, National Fire Service


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film A Start in Life, released in 1944 by the Ministry of Information and the Central Office of Information. The film addresses medical, welfare, and education provisions for mothers and children. The file contains production credits; a synopsis of the film; an English commentary script; a translation of the Latin-American Spanish commentary; and a document relating to the film's finances.


accommodation, camps, childcare, children, clothing, coupons, culture, dairy, dentists, disability, disease, domestic work, education, employment, entertainment, evacuees, family, female labour, film, fish, food supplies, fruit, healthcare, holidays, hospitals, infants, labour supply, local authorities, maternity, meals, midwives, milk, mothers, motor vehicles, music, nutrition, oil, oranges, parents, poverty, propaganda, public health, public morale, ration books, rationing, recreation, retail, schools, science, tea, transportation, vaccination, vocational training, voluntary organisations, welfare

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