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Scotland Speaks

Well-known landmarks such as Stirling Castle and Bannockburn fields feature in this propaganda film about Scotland during the Second World War.

Documentary 1941 20 mins

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A morale boosting look at Scotland during the Second World War. Opening with the homecoming soldier, returning to the quintessentially Scottish highlands. This is followed by an overview of the many vital industries and the workforce at the heart of the war effort. Scotland’s military contribution also features, with a broad sweep of Scotland’s soldiers, sailors and determined volunteers.

This government film is a public record, preserved and presented by the BFI National Archive on behalf of The National Archives, home to more than 1,000 years of British history.