Words for battle

United Kingdom, 1941

Film
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A documentary which sets to film great passages of prose and poetry relevant to the struggle of World War II. Spoken by Sir Laurence Olivier, the quotations are taken from the writings of Camden, Milton, William Blake, Robert Browning, Abraham Lincoln, Rudyard Kipling and Winston Churchill.

Credits

producer

Ian Dalrymple

Duration

00:07:46:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1941

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323200

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Propaganda

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Propaganda

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Propaganda

History → History

History → Propaganda

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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