About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
An overview of the free healthcare available for children, and the environmental improvements that led to increased public well-being in Britain.
How Britain safeguards her people's health
A description of Britain's public health services. Pre-natal clinics, modern maternity hospitals, child-welfare centres, school medical services safeguard the health of the rising generation. Special measures are taken to combat industrial ill-health. The importance of environment is recognized [sic]; slums are replaced by modern housing estates.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946-47)
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