Shadow of the Ruhr

United Kingdom, 1947

Film
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Episode of Series “This Modern Age”.
For fifty years the Ruhr Valley has been the key to Germany’s economy in war and peace; but because it is essentially a heavy-industry area, the Ruhr is also the arsenal and aggressive potential of Germany. At the end of World War 2, the Ruhr Valley was in ruins - factories, foundries, mines, warehouses, and homes reduced to rubble and ashes, the people short of food, without shelter, and with little prospect of employment. The policy of the Allies immediately after WW2 was to prevent the Ruhr from ever producing arms again; but as friction between the great nations has increased in the post-war world, the western powers have once again begun to develop the Ruhr’s armaments industries.

Credits

production company

J. Arthur Rank

Duration

00:20:30:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1947

Appears in

This Modern Age

Group of items

This Modern Age

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28424

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Weapons

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → Germany - History

History → Germany - History - 1945-1955

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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