Reference INF 6/663
Title The Star and the Sand (story of 30,000 Yugo-Slav refugees) 1945
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 482
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Evacuation, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Dislocated populations, Post-war planning
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Locations Cairo, Egypt, Italy, Washington, Yugoslavia
Organisations British Army, United Nations, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film The Star and the Sand, released in 1945 by the Ministry of Information. The film addresses Yugoslav refugees in Egypt, and the work of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in the refugee camps. The file contains a synopsis of the film; a shooting script; notes on the production of the film; a music cue sheet; production credits; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


books, camps, children, civilian casualties, clothing, disease, education, Fascism, film, food supplies, healthcare, industrial equipment, industry, maternity, newspapers, nurses, paper, post-war planning, potatoes, public health, raw materials, reconstruction, refugees, salvage, sanitation, schools, soap, standard of living, vegetables, welfare, Yugoslav nationals

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