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Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
A Technicolor masterpiece, Steel explores the manufacture of steel and the workings of a foundry.
The British steel industry
'The backbone of Britain's industrial power lies in her great steel industry. In the blast furnaces, forges, rolling mills, and machine shops labour vast numbers of highly skilled craftsmen who, for generations, have devoted their lives to serving a great tradition known the world over - the tradition of British steel.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
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