Reference INF 6/662
Title Soldier Comes Home 1945
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 481
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Military Activity and Home Defence, Domestic Life
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Families and relationships
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Locations Burma, Calcutta, Imphal, India, Kohima, Mandalay
Organisations British Army


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Soldier Comes Home, released in 1945 by the Ministry of Information. The film addresses the situation at the end of the war whereby some soldiers are not demobilised immediately, and depicts the domestic and family life of a soldier temporarily returning home from Burma. The file contains multiple synopses of the film; a shooting script; production credits; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


alcohol, beer, books, British Empire, cigarettes, colonies, consumer goods, demobilisation, family, film, flying bombs, holidays, Japanese nationals, military casualties, military discharge, prisoners of war, rivers, soldiers, tobacco

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