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British Council Films

During the 1940's, the British Council was an enthusiastic commissioner of documentary films designed to promote an idea of Britain and ‘Britishness’. Over 125 films were produced as 'cultural propaganda' to counteract anything the Nazis might throw out and to refute the idea that ours was a country stuck in the past.  

Click here to go to the site or watch a film about the 1945 General Election here, from the perspecive of Kettering, which included John Profumo as a candidate who features heavily in the film.  He lost to the Labour candidate, an Old Etonian QC.  Plus ca change...


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