The World at War: Season 1, Episode 15

Home Fires: Britain - 1940-1944 (13 Feb. 1974)

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The war effort required total commitment from British citizens stretching their bodies and spirits to the breaking point and occasionally beyond it. As a result of grim news early in the ... See full summary »

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William Beveridge ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Sir William Beveridge)
Mrs. Gwen Bunt ...
Herself (as Mrs Gwen Bunt)
R.A. Butler ...
Himself - Minister of Education (as Lord Butler)
Lord Chandos ...
Himself
Stafford Cripps ...
Himself - Ambassador to Russia 1940-1942 (archive footage) (as Sir Stafford Cripps)
Tom Driberg ...
Himself (as Tom Driberg M.P.)
Anthony Eden ...
Himself (as Lord Avon)
Trevor Evans ...
Himself (as Sir Trevor Evans)
Gracie Fields ...
Herself
Michael Foot ...
Himself - Acting Editor, Evening Standard 1942
David Hewetson ...
Himself - Bevin Boy 1943-1947
George Hodgkinson ...
Himself - Chairman, Coventry War Emergency Committee (as Alderman G. Hodgkinson)
Cecil King ...
Himself - Director, Daily Mirror
Frederick Marquis ...
Himself - Minister of Food 1940-1943 (as Lord Woolton)
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The war effort required total commitment from British citizens stretching their bodies and spirits to the breaking point and occasionally beyond it. As a result of grim news early in the war, German bombing of British cities and disagreements on critical policies Churchill faced a no confidence vote. But extraordinary measures gradually put the kingdom on an effective war footing. Written by David Foss

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