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Britain's youth / C.B. Fry presents ; a Strand Film production.
Date
1940
Main contributor
Fry, Charles Burgess, 1872-1956
Summary
A short documentary on the widespread engagement in physical activity and athletics in England. Includes footage of amateur cricket matches, soccer games, tennis, darts, and other sports. The resurgence of physical fitness among the British during the period between the wars is presented as the reason the British military was able to quickly expand to a wartime footing. The film ends with British soldiers playing a variety of sports to maintain their physical condition and enjoy their leisure time.
Contributors
Fry, Charles Burgess, 1872-1956; Ellitt, Jack, 1902-2001; Shaw, Alexander, 1910-1996; Strand Film Company; Great Britain. Ministry of Information; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Publisher
Ministry of Information]
Genres
Sports films.; Sponsored films.; Nonfiction films.; Short films.
Subjects
Sports; Physiological aspects; Soldiers; Health and hygiene; Armed Forces; Physical training
Location
Great Britain
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (13 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Notes

Additional production credits taken from BFI website, viewed Mar. 16, 2015.

Creation/Production Credits

Commentary writer, C.B. Fry ; director, Jack Ellitt ; producer, Alexander Shaw.

Performers

Narrator, C.B. Fry.

Statement of Responsibility

C.B. Fry presents ; a Strand Film production.

Other Identifiers
: ocn904966113; OCLC: ocn904966113; OCLC: 904966113