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Worker and War Front No. 15

A wartime magazine made to motivate and inform war workers, commissioned by the Ministry of Information in 1942 and exclusively screened in factories.

Government sponsored film 1945 10 mins

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The wartime transportation system is acknowledged for its vital role in mobilizing Britain through the rigours of total war, utilizing the canals to ease some of the burden on the roads and railways. The second part of the film looks at wartime entertainment, featuring both Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, as they entertain crowds at the legendary Stage Door Canteen venue in London.