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Words for battle / the Ministry of Information presents ; produced by the Crown Film Unit.
Date
1941
Main contributor
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989
Summary
Laurence Olivier's reading of passages from Milton, William Blake, Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling and Abraham Lincoln accompany scenes of daily life in wartime Britain. The texts selected emphasize national identity and heritage, patriotism, and the justness of the Allied cause.
Contributors
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989; Jennings, Humphrey; Dalrymple, Ian, 1903-1989; McAllister, Stewart; Great Britain. Ministry of Information; Great Britain. Crown Film Unit; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Publisher
Ministry of Information
Genres
Sponsored films.; Propaganda films.; Nonfiction films.; Short films.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945; Literature and the war
Location
Great Britain
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (8 min.) : sound, black and white, 16 mm
Notes

Production credits from British Film Institute website, viewed March 2, 2015.

DVD copy available.

Creation/Production Credits

Director, Humphrey Jennings ; producer, Ian Dalrymple ; editor, Stewart McAllister.

Performers

Spoken by Laurence Olivier.

Statement of Responsibility

the Ministry of Information presents ; produced by the Crown Film Unit.

Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7818195; OCLC: ocn904254360; OCLC: 904254360