British Council film archive

Take a trip down memory lane with this rights-free collection of over 100 short documentaries about wartime Britain, made by us during the 1940s.

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About the film archive

Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.

How to use the film archive

Find out how to make the most out of our digital film archive and its terms of use for both commercial and non commercial purposes

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