About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
Part of the archive's Junior Biology series, this study of the newt is aided by diagrammatic and microscopic footage.
'A biological film of the smooth newt, its history from egg, through tadpole stage, to fully developed three-year-old next returning to the pond in spring to breed. The male and female of the species differ in size and colouring. Crested newts, axolotls, and salamanders have a similar life history.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-1943)
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