“Over 120 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.
The British wartime school of thought was to fight propaganda, with propaganda.
This part of the British Council Film Collection contains films that were designed to showcase Britain to the rest of the world, at a time when Britain itself was under attack.
This newly opened internet archive, of over 120 such pieces of cultural propaganda, is free for the viewing.
These productions “provide us with a unique insight,” says the Council today, “not necessarily into how Britain actually was, but more into how Britain once wanted to be perceived by the rest of the world.”