Old British Council Films Available Online


(vimeo link)

The British Council has released a collection of films produced in the 1940s to show the world how the British lived and worked.
Over 120 films were produced as 'cultural propaganda' to counteract anything the Nazis might throw out and to refute the idea that ours was a country stuck in the past. These films were designed to showcase Britain to the rest of the world, at a time when Britain itself was under attack.

Seen by millions of people in over 100 countries worldwide from the 1940's to 1960's, they present a historic snapshot of Britain, portraying its industry, its landscapes, and its people. The Collection is fantastically varied, covering anything from how a bicycle is made, to how the British spend their Saturdays.

You can browse through 80 available films. Link -via Boing Boing

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Kalel, thanks for the laugh. I love things like this. I like to play them for my daughter so she can see that things were quite different in my mothers time. Look forward to seeing the rest of them.
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