Highlights include :-
The Blitz and its aftermath in London's West End - Life carrying on amidst the debris. A.R.P. rescue parties
The formation and training of the Home Guard / Evacuees and auxiliary hospitals in the British countryside
Valentine Tank manoeuvres at Bordon Camp
Aircraft Manufacture and A.T.A. Ferry Pilots
A Visit to an operational RAF Spitfire Fighter Squadron
Scenes onboard Royal Navy Hunt Class Escort Destroyer, "HMS Berkeley" including an 'Action Stations' training sequence protecting a convoy with guns firing and laying a defensive smoke screen.
A section dedicated to D-Day detailing the extensive transport and logistics operation involved in the mass movement of men and munitions to the Continent (including on LSTs - 'Landing Ship Tanks') and the return of German prisoners of war from the front to British prisons.
This DVD release offers a choice of two audio soundtracks. The first is a musical-soundtrack using the same pieces of music that Rosie Newman herself played on a pair of gramophones during her own showings of the films. The second is a commentary by Jane Fish, Senior Curator at the Imperial War Museum Film And Video Archive. Jane Fish is also interviewed in a DVD Bonus Feature where she explains who Rosie Newman was and why she made 'Britain At War'.
This edition includes a reproduction of Rosie Newman's 1948 self-published book 'Britain At War' which provides an overview of the wartime subject matter she filmed.
Total Running Time - 121 Mins Region 0 - Pal