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MoviesThe story of a great engineering feat - the building, at Heathrow, of one of the largest airports in the world.April 1944 Great Western Aerodrome started its transformation from a privately owned small grass airfield to Heathrow. One of the world?s busiest airports. London?s main civil airport replacing Croydon Airport. The airport opened fully for civilian use on 31 May 1946. London Heathrow ...
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Rating: 3.00 stars
MoviesA stark warning to holiday makers not to take more than ?5 in notes abroad. Richard Massingham. only five pounds in notes were to be taken abroad. ?balance of payments? crisis.
Tags: money voyage
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MoviesHumorous road safety trailer on the correct use of pedestrian crossings. Belisha beacons
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Rating: 4.00 stars
MoviesAmusing health propaganda trailer on the dangers of sneezing. NHS in 1948. Public health. Public Health Campaign Films. Post War era. Humorous cartoon treatment of general health problems: correct posture; the value of exercise and fresh air; the importance of suitable clothes; how to avoid insomnia.
Tags: health santé
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Rating: 5.00 stars
MoviesSurrealist trailer exhorting people to save energy by watching their meters, featuring Richard Massingham. Fuel rationing. Wasting energy. Energy shortage. Fuel crisis
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MoviesAmusing health propaganda trailer on the dangers of sneezing. NHS in 1948. Public health. Colds. Coughs and Sneezes spread diseases, Modern Public Health Campaign Films. Post War era.
Tags: health
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Rating: 5.00 stars
MoviesThe work of mobile film units and the Central Film Library in distributing films of social and educational value all over the country
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MoviesRAF aircraft and their commitment to Western defence through NATO. P1067.Washington B36 Super Fortress. Canberra. Valliant. Vampire
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MoviesA retrospective view of the 1951 Festival of Britain on the South Bank with special reference to design and architecture
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Rating: 4.00 stars
MoviesA documentary re-creation of the 1951 Festival of Britain South Bank Exhibition.
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MoviesThe British Army's commitments from Gibraltar, through Suez, to Hong Kong. British Armed Forces.
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MoviesAn interesting take on London Buses intended for overseas distribution. London bus travel. Double-Decker bus.
Tags: london
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Rating: 4.50 stars
MoviesBehind the jet engine of today lies a story of British pioneering. The development of the ?jet propulsion gas-turbine?. jet engine. Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle. Power Jet W.1.
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Rating: 3.50 stars
MoviesCharley junior is told about his future schooldays by a celestial nursemaid. post war education system. Education Act of 1944. new schools.
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MoviesA tongue in cheek look at postwar austerity. Richard Massingham. Crown Film Unit. austere post war era.
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MoviesCharley questions the need for the National Insurance Acts of 1948. Welfare State. National Insurance payments. Social insurance.
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Rating: 3.00 stars
MoviesCharley has the workings of the National Health Service explained to him. NHS. National Health Service Act. National Health Service Scheme
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MoviesThis film shows in light fashion how to set about replanning a town. Post war period .?New Towns?. overcrowded inner cities. building out of town.
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MoviesAnimation short promoting general health awareness. NHS in 1947. Public health. Public Health Campaign Films. Post War era. Humorous cartoon treatment of general health problems: correct posture; the value of exercise and fresh air; the importance of suitable clothes; how to avoid insomnia.
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MoviesThe Western powers airlift of supplies to Berlin during the Soviet Blockade of Berlin. Operation ?Plain Fare? . The Berlin blockade. Post Second World War. Germany. Soviet ?Iron Curtain?.. Deutschmark. 24 June 1948. ?airbridge? . Rosinenbomber, or 'raisin bombers'), 2 million West Berliners with food, fuel and other supplies. At its height one plane reached West Berlin every 30 seconds. The ...
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MoviesA simple explanation of how peacetime taxes were spent paying for the enormous cost of the war.
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MoviesHow Britain developed her civil airlines since the war. commercial jet-aircraft. De Havilland Comet. Bristol Brabazon. air travel
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