Christmas Under Fire (1940)

Here’s a log­i­cal (but unplanned) fol­low up to our pre­vi­ous post that looked back at Christ­mas Eve dur­ing World War I.

Here we present a Christ­mas pro­pa­gan­da film that came out of Eng­land dur­ing the Sec­ond World War. Britain is under Ger­man siege. But it’s endur­ing the Blitz and keep­ing a stiff upper lip, and Christ­mas will go on … if only under­ground. Britain’s chil­dren won’t be cheat­ed out of this. This clip, which reminds us that, eco­nom­ic prob­lems aside, we have much to be thank­ful for, comes from the British Film Insti­tute Nation­al Archive on YouTube, which we’re now adding to our col­lec­tion: Intel­li­gent Life at YouTube: 80 Edu­ca­tion­al Video Col­lec­tions.

via Crooked Tim­ber

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