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Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
Good Value shows the skill and craftsmanship in British industry - from cloth weaving to knife-making, generator construction to light-bulb manufacture.
The achievements of British industry
'British goods retain their traditional quality. The same pride of craftsmanship goes to make articles of peace and weapons of war. Whilst aircraft factories turn out Spitfires and Hurricanes, the workers of Sheffield and the weavers of Witney still turn out the world's most famous knives and blankets.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1944-45)
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