British Council Archives’ final 25 films digitised

Those were the days: From England’s pubs to Sheffield’s steel industry and preparations for war – film archive reveals how life was in 1930s and 40s Britain 

Sporting a cap, thick jacket and dirty face, the worker clings on to a piece of heavy machinery as he gazes at a mass of melting steel.

The scene, filmed in Technicolour by cameraman Jack Cardiff for the 1945 movie Steel, captures the tough, often brutal labour involved in the production of the metal in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

It is among many scenes portrayed in a newly-released film archive which reveals what life was like in Britain during the 1930s and 40s.

The images were unveiled today by the British Council (BC) after a final 25 films were digitised and loaded on to the cultural relations organisation’s archive.

Source: Daily Mail

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