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Words for Battle

Synopsis
The idea behind the film was to set great passages of prose and poetry relevant to the great struggle of World War 2 against scenes of Britain. Quotations are derived from Camden’s ‘Britannia’, Milton, William Blake’s hymn ‘Jerusalem’, Robert Browning’s ‘Home Thoughts from the Sea’, Abraham Lincoln, Rudyard Kipling, and Winston Churchill’s famous speech in which he declares that Britain will never surrender.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Beta SP. b&w. 8 min.
Year of production
1942
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Notes
For information on availabiliy, contact: Film Images, www.film-images.com
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
literature; poetry; World War II

Credits

Director
Humphrey Jennings
Producer
Ian Dalrymple
Cast
Laurence Olivier 

Production Company

Name

Crown Film Unit

Distributor

Name

CFL Vision

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