British Propaganda Films (Russia).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 28th January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Morgan Price Mr Morgan Price , Forest of Dean

asked the Minister of Information what steps are contemplated for arranging that British films are shown in Russia as Russian films are being shown in this country?

Photo of Mr Brendan Bracken Mr Brendan Bracken , Paddington North

By arangement both with the Soviet Embassy in London and through the British Embassy in Kuibyshev many thousands of feet of British propaganda films are transmitted to the Soviet Film Trust and are widely shown in the U.S.S.R. "Target for To-night," "London Can Take It," and much British newsreel material are among the films already shown.

Photo of Mr Morgan Price Mr Morgan Price , Forest of Dean

Is the Minister aware that there is a Russian film depot in this country contributing very interesting and good Russian films? Ought there not to be a two-way traffic, and could not similar steps be taken to institute a British depot in Russia?

Photo of Mr Brendan Bracken Mr Brendan Bracken , Paddington North

We are doing our very best to get as much British film material as we can to Russia. I will do my best to carry out the suggestion of my hon. Friend.