Film show in a church, 1941.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of a Ministry of Information film show in St Mary's Church in Charminster, Dorset, taken by Calcraft for the Daily Herald newspaper on 30 December, 1941. The beams of light from the projector have been added to the photograph, as has the screen showing a bomber aircraft. Ministry of Information mobile film units showed films around Britain in towns and villages that did not have a cinema. Newsreels and propaganda films were designed to improve civilian morale. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.