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Previously unreleased and digitally restored, this 1946 documentary is one of the crown jewels of the Imperial War Museum’s Film Archive. Shot during the Second World War, Britain at War in Colour was edited by enigmatic socialite Rosie Newman with her then unprecedented civilian access to the training exercises of the armed forces and her unrivalled footage of aspects of life on Britain’s home front.
Highlights include The Blitz and its a ermath in London’s West End, Air Raid Protection rescue parties, the formation and training of the Home Guard, and a look at evacuees and auxiliary hospitals in the British countryside, all in stunning colour.
The DVD includes a 64 page reproduction booklet of Rosie Newman’s 1948 Britain at War book, and a bonus interview with Jane Fish, where she explains who Rosie Newman was and what compelled her to make Britain