The National Archives WWII War on Film

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The National Archives mines its rich archives - and the expertise of its Head of Military Records, William Spencer - to present these engaging films exploring aspects of World War Two.

Focussing on Hollywood films and their presentation of heroics deeds ranging from the life of tragic SOE Agent Violette Szabo (Carve Her Name with Pride) to D-Day (The Longest Day) the videocasts explore the true stories behind the celluloid myths with reference to historic archives.

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