Reference INF 6/671
Title Total War in Britain 1945
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 490
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Preparations for War and Peace, Bombing and Attacks on the Population
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, The wartime economy, Reconstruction and salvage
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Locations Dunkirk, Soviet Union
Organisations British Army, Home Guard, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy


A file relating to the production of the documentary film Total War in Britain, released in 1945 by the Ministry of Information. The film addresses Britain's achievements in adapting to the conditions of total war in the fields of industry, freight shipping, and agriculture, and in enduring the Blitz. The file contains a shooting script; production credits; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


agricultural equipment, agriculture, air raids, aircraft, blackout, British Restaurants, cattle, chemicals, civil defence, civilian casualties, clothing, communal feeding, construction, consumer goods, cotton, dairy, Dunkirk evacuation, eggs, employment, engineering, exports, factories, family, farmers, female labour, film, flying bombs, food processing, food supplies, freight shipping, fruit, fuel, hospitals, housing, imports, industry, labour supply, land usage, livestock, maternity, meals, metals, military equipment, military operations, milk, mining, motor vehicles, munitions, munitions industry, Normandy landings, oil, overseas trade, public morale, rationing, raw materials, recruitment, schools, shipbuilding, tanks, textiles, The Blitz, transportation, unemployment, vocational training, warships

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