A policeman in one of the short films
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Britain's 1940s propaganda films made available online

They helped shape the way Britain was viewed by other countries for decades, and now the last in a series of more than 100 short films will be seen online for the first time.

The British Council shot the promotional videos in the 1930s and 40s, painting a picture of a tea-loving, industrial nation populated with country pubs.

Director of film at the British Council Briony Hanson speaks about their lasting appeal.

  • 29 May 2014