Tomorrow by air

United Kingdom, 1947

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Episode of Series “This Modern Age”
At the end of WWII, the British aircraft industry was faced with the problems of making a swift changeover from wartime to peacetime aircraft production. Since the end of the war, the British aviation and aircraft industry has attempted to take the lead in the production of fast planes, particularly jet planes, large freight planes, and passenger planes (eg the Brabazon, still in the process of being built when this film was made), and in the general problems of aeronautics and aviation research.

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J. Arthur Rank Organisation



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United Kingdom
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This Modern Age

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This Modern Age


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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Great Britain

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Airplanes, Military

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Aeronautics

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Air transport - History

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Airplanes - Design and construction

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Airplanes - History


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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