Reference INF 6/638
Title Willing Hands (women's voluntary service) 1944
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 444
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes News and information channels, Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations United States of America
Organisations Central Office of Information, Civil Defence Service, Women's Voluntary Service


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Willing Hands, released in 1944 by the Ministry of Information and the Central Office of Information. The film addresses the civil defence work of the Women's Voluntary Service. The file contains a document relating to the film's commissioning and finances; production credits; and a commentary script.


accommodation, administration, agricultural production, agriculture, air raids, air-raid precautions, allotments, billeting, bomb damage, British Empire, charity, childcare, children, civil defence, clothing, communal feeding, employment, evacuation, family, farmers, female labour, film, finance, food preparation, food supplies, gardens, harvests, homelessness, hostels, housing, labour supply, laundry, meals, propaganda, public morale, railway stations, rationing, reserve stocks, restaurants, surplus, tea, tobacco, towns, transportation, vegetables, villages, voluntary organisations, volunteers, welfare

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