UK 2010 | Black & white | 296 mins | Documentary

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This third volume in the COI Collection looks at Britain's armed forces. To help paint a positive picture of life in the Services the COI produced morale-boosting documentaries, propaganda items and numerous recruitment films, which placed emphasis on escaping the humdrum of daily life. Join the Services, we are told, and a world of opportunity awaits you. Highlights include Victory Parade (1946), in which troops from all over the British Empire arrive in London to celebrate victory over the Nazis, and Suez in Perspective (1957), where the Suez Crisis is given a positive spin.