Made as a warning to the English people, this film re-enacts, in a Welsh mining town, the events that took place in the Czechoslovakian mining town of Lidice, which resisted the Nazis in subversive ways and was eventually wiped out. Jennings gives a romantic portrait of town life which is interrupted by the arrival of the Nazis who remain anonymous enemies.
DVD copy available.
Producer and director, Humphrey Jennings; photographer, H. E. Fowle; editor, Stewart McAllister.
In English and Welsh.
Statement of Responsibility
a British Ministry of Information film ; produced by the Crown Film Unit ; with the collaboration of the Czechoslovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the South Wales Miners Federation, and the people of the Swansea and Dulais Valleys.