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Film, Video Village School

About this Item


  • Village School


  • Shaw, Alexander
  • Strand Film Company Limited
  • Great Britain. Ministry of Information

Created / Published

  • 1940


  • -  Educational films


  • Educational films


  • -  Summary: One woman's account of life as a teacher in a small rural school during World War II "This film is a tribute to Britain's women teachers, standard bearers of an education Nazi-ism would destroy and it tells of one tiny village school typical of hundreds, at Ashley Green in the leafy countryside of Buckinghamshire." "1940 film salutes British grade-school teachers whom Nazism would destroy--shows the daily routine of school teachers at primary school in Buckinghamshire and notes the effects of World War II upon English children-- shows how British children from urban areas were cared for during the scare of the Nazi Blitz over London during World War II--children shown getting an education in schools in the countryside and farms--children spell out 'FREEDOM' in large letters on the ground using fruits and vegetables"--Summary from J. Fred MacDonald and Associates film inventory.
  • -  Credits: Commentary spoken by Mrs. James, headmistress of Ashley Green School.


  • Film, Video

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Mavis identifier: 1848088

Source Collection

  • Macdonald (J. Fred And Leslie W.) Collection (Library Of Congress)


  • Motion Picture, Broadcasting And Recorded Sound Division

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Shaw, Alexander, Strand Film Company Limited, and Great Britain. Ministry Of Information. Village School. 1940. Video.

APA citation style:

Shaw, A., Strand Film Company Limited & Great Britain. Ministry Of Information. (1940) Village School. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Shaw, Alexander, Strand Film Company Limited, and Great Britain. Ministry Of Information. Village School. 1940. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.