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Summary: [A mute print only of] a record, using actuality film and animated diagrams, of Britain's total mobilisation in the period Dunkirk to D-Day "based on the British Government Report 'Statistics relating to the War Effort'".
Description: [In the absence of the commentary, the following synopsis is of necessity purely visual.] Points are illustrated impressionistically, rather than in detail: Britain after Dunkirk, surrounded and outnumbered; defensive preparations, and mobilisation of man- and woman-power into the services and war industries; growing output, new techniques (sub-contracting); import problems (replacement of shipping losses, saving of cargo space by intensification and redirection of agriculture); domestic life (food rationing, Blitz victims, queues and storages); preparations for the resumption of the offensive, the massing of men and matériel; Germany defeated.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Films of Fact (Production company)
Rotha, Paul19071984British documantary film maker (Production individual)
Isotype Institute (Production individual)
Diagram Films (Production individual)
Calder, Peter Ritchie (Production individual)
Tomalin, Miles (Production individual)
Alwyn, William (Production individual)
Orrom, Michael (Production individual)
Bradford, Peter (Production individual)
Cardin, Margaret (Production individual)
Meyers, Tommy (Production individual)
Mills, John (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: society, British - history (object name)
strategy, British (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 1853 ft; Running time: 20 mins
Notes: Remarks: visually impressive enough to make one hope the soundtrack lived up to it and might be obtained some time. Some nice cutting technique.
Technical: soundtrack acquired since completion of this entry.