RAILWAYS : THE HOME FRONT WAR YEARS – 1941 to 1943 is the definitive archive
led long-form documentary celebrating the railway’s vital role in the nation’s
war effort. This 100% archive film programme is made from significant amounts
of previously unseen film footage from the vaults of the Imperial War Museum in
combination with genuine wartime newsreel footage. It evidences the great
diversity of steam locomotive types brought to bear on the transportation of
all kinds of wartime goods and passengers.
RAILWAYS : THE HOME FRONT WAR YEARS – 1941 to 1943 is the second part of the
most comprehensive trilogy ever made on Britain’s railways during the war
years; it covers the events from the cessation of ‘The Blitz’ in May 1941 to
the end of 1943 when the armed forces were training and beginning to stockpile
equipment for a future invasion of mainland Europe. Subjects covered include :-
naming ceremonies of two S.R. ‘Merchant Navy’ Class at London Victoria and
London Waterloo and an L.M.S. Streamlined ‘Coronation’ Class and ‘Jubilee’
Class at London Euston.
locomotives the S.R. ‘CC1’ 3rd Rail Electric Loco, the War Department Austerity
2-8-0 and the USATC S160 2-6-0. Plus a feature on the LMS ‘V2’.
transportation of Valentine, Churchill, Covenanter, American Sherman and
Canadian Cruiser tanks by train.
trains with repatriated prisoners.
rail workers in locomotive maintenance, signalling, station management,
infrastructure maintenance and in the railway workshops.
workshops aiding the war effort in the manufacture of wagons for Russia, motor
boats, landing craft, pontoons, rocket launchers, gun barrels etc.
manufacture and transportation of naval mines, naval guns, barbed wire, barrage
balloon cylinders and bombs.
Christmas holiday train services in 1941 at London Paddington, Bristol Temple
Meads, Reading, Cardiff General and Birmingham Snow Hill.
Gas Attack Exercises and S.R. Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Defences.
Your Journey Really Necessary?” newsreel trailer.
troops for training in Prestatyn.
fire-fighting exercises at Nine Elms and Stewarts Lane.
damage repair at Waterloo and Southwark Street Bridge.
exchange of German prisoners at Newhaven Harbour Station.
Release Date: 29/07/2013
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