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Britain Can Make It

1945 - 1947
Cinemagazine - Government
Britain Can Make It was a successor series to the Ministry of Information’s Worker and Warfront. It was produced by Paul Rotha’s company, Films of Fact, for the Ministry of Information and then its successor, the Central Office of Information (COI). Its intention was to promote British industrial achievement and design in a post-war age. There was a major public exhibition on design entitled ‘Britain Can Make It’ which opened in London in September 1946, but the film series preceded it and seems to have no association with it. Britain Can Make It was issued monthly, with three items per issue, some of which were shared with the COI’s other cinemagazine This is Britain. There were eighteen issues in all, each around ten minutes in length.
NoS data comes from COI catalogues, supplemented by reviews in Documentary News Letter and the Monthly Film Bulletin.

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The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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