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What is Federation?

Series

Series Name
Point of View

Issue

Issue No.
8
Date Released
Aug 1940
Length of issue (in feet)
1700
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1What is Federation?

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 1
Summary
NoS synopsis: Ivan Scott chairs a discussion between Mr Pro and Mr Con about Federation. Federation is presented as not new, since it consists largely of the simple plea that a world knit together by trade, commerce and communication cannot live unless it finds some means to political unity. An opponent of Federation interposes some objections, largely of the kind that have been put up against any kind of world unity since the Tower of Babel. Ivan Scott, at the end, calls upon J. B. Priestley to add his view.
Keywords
Politics and government; Foreign relations
Written sources
Documentary News Letter   Vol.1 No.8 August 1940, p13.
Today’s Cinema   3 January 1940, p148.
Credits:
Commentator
Ivan Scott
Production Co.
Spectator Short Films

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
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Notes
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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