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The Do's and Don'ts of Life According To Her Majesty's Government! Over 3 Full Hours Of Rare Archival Films Packed Into 22 Films, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive!
A Warning to Travellers (Five Pounds in Notes) (1949, 1:03)
After World War 2, more money was leaving the UK than was coming in. To stem to the flow, all travellers were permitted no more than £5 in notes when leaving the country.
Berlin Airlift (1949, 10:13)
How Great Britain did her part in keeping West Berlin free.
Brief City (1952, 18:44)
A review of the prior year's Festival of Britain held on the south bank of the Thames river.
Charley's March of Time (1948, 9:02)
The popular animated public information films character Charley queries the need for the 1948 National Insurance Acts which legislated health insurance for all citizens.
Charley Junior's School Days (1949, 8:45)
The strapping son of Charley learns what the nation's school system has planned for him.
Coughs and Sneezes (1945, 1:25)
The dangers of sneezing, and the employing of one's handkerchief to combat them.
Don't Spread Germs (Jet Propelled Germs) (1948, 1:02)
The necessity of placing one's used handerchiefs in a bowl of disinfectant is here asserted, though a suitable disinfectant is not posited.
Festival In London (1951, 9:31)
Another fine documentary on the 1951 Festival of Britain held on the south bank of the Thames river.
Into the Blue (1950, 10:27)
How Great Britain pioneered jet propelled civilian airline service.
Journey by a London Bus (1950, 8:05)
A delightful, almost Pythonesque film on the famed London Double-Decker Bus system.
London Airport (1949, 9:29)
A history of London's famed Heathrow International Airport.
Men of the World (1950, 9:36)
The British Army abroad in Gibraltar, Egypt's Suez Canal and Hong Kong.
Modern Guide to Health (1947, 8:46)
How the nation's citizenry can correct it's posture, exercise properly in the fresh air, and keep it's health up in general.
New Town (1948, 8:15)
City planning, post-war style.
Pedestrian Crossing (1948, 2:04)
How to properly cross the road in the UK.
Pop Goes The Weasel (1948, 9:41)
How the taxes of the day were being spent on the world war of yesterday.
Read Any Good Meters Lately? (Watch Your Meters) (1947, 1:02)
The necessity of keeping watch on one's energy consumption.
Shown by Request (1947, 18:15)
How the Ministry of Information created and distributed precisely the same kind of films contained in this DVD set.
What A Life! (1949, 11:09)
A light-hearted look at how grim life had become in post-war UK.
Wing to Wing (1951, 10:05)
Britain's part in the air forces of NATO.
Wonder Jet (1950, 19:14)
A history of the jet engine from its invention by Britain's Sir Frank Whittle to the earliest days of civil jet aviation.
Your Very Good Health (1948, 8:37)
Charley's back to send us off knowing exactly what the National Health Service (NHS) was.
Social Guidance Films constitute a genre of educational films attempting to guide children and adults to behave in certain ways. Originally produced by the U.S. government as "attitude-building films" during World War II, the genre grew to be a common source of instruction in elementary and high school classrooms in the United States and throughout the world from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. The films covered topics including courtesy, grammar, social etiquette and dating, personal hygiene and grooming, health and fitness, civic and moral responsibility, sexuality, child safety, national loyalty, racial and social prejudice, juvenile delinquency, drug use, and driver safety; the genre also includes films for adults, covering topics such as marriage, business etiquette, general safety, home economics, career counseling and how to balance budgets. A subset is known as hygiene films addressing mental hygiene and sexual hygiene.
A Propaganda Film is a film that involves some form of propaganda. Propaganda films spread and promote certain ideas that are usually religious, political, or cultural in nature. A propaganda film is made with the intent that the viewer will adopt the position promoted by the propagator and eventually take action towards making those ideas widely accepted. Propaganda films are popular mediums of propaganda due to their ability to easily reach a large audience in a short amount of time. They are also able to come in a variety of film types such as documentary, non-fiction, and newsreel, making it even easier to provide subjective content that may be deliberately misleading. Propaganda is the ability "to produce and spread fertile messages that, once sown, will germinate in large human cultures". However, in the 20th century, a "new" propaganda emerged, which revolved around political organizations and their need to communicate messages that would "sway relevant groups of people in order to accommodate their agendas". First developed by the Lumiere brothers in 1896, film provided a unique means of accessing large audiences at once. Film was the first universal mass medium in that it could simultaneously influence viewers as individuals and members of a crowd, which led to it quickly becoming a tool for governments and non-state organizations to project a desired ideological message.