Object details

Category
Film
Related period
Second World War (content)
Creator
Paul Rotha Productions (Production company)
Nieter, H M (Production individual)
Rotha, Paul (Production individual)
Fletcher, Yvonne (Production individual)
Paulet, Pamela (Production individual)
Bland, William S (Production individual)
Production date
1943
Place made
GB
Dimensions

whole: Running time: 6 mins

Catalogue number
MYY 2

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