Director: Pathe; Producer: Pathe
Duration: 00:10:39; Aspect Ratio: 1.317:1; Lightness: 0.519; Volume: 0.090; Cuts per Minute: 27.022
Summary: A compilation of film of factory production of war material in Britain and throughout the Empire. A minimal degree of continuity is provided by film of King George VI visiting various factories; also much use is made of general film of men and women working on lathes at unidentifiable jobs, and stock shots of completed articles (eg Hurricanes, a surface-launched torpedo etc). Film includes: shipbuilding, aircraft construction (aero-engines, Spitfires), building airfields, making and packing parachutes, AA guns, Cruiser tanks (track fitted); South African factories produce cartridges, shells, guns, armoured cars; Indian workers train in Britain; Australian plant makes guns etc; Canada produces carriers and bombs. Transatlantic Convoy (shot of Churchill greeting one during Atlantic Charter conference); American lend-lease material unloaded: munitions, M-3 tanks, predictors, Thompson guns (British inspectors).