About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
Part of the archive's Senior Biology series, Development of the Rabbit is a study of the gestation period of rabbits - aided by diagrammatic, microscopic, and dissection footage.
'The film shows the simple cell division of the embryo sea urchin, describes the simplest species of egg-laying mammals, and proceeds to the embryology of the rabbit. The development of the embryo in the rabbit is shown by a series of dissections and animated diagrams.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
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