1939: A More Than Mind Games Film

In memory of, and in tribute to, Humphrey Jennings, the great British film maker, some of whose work is excerpted here.

Amongst the psychologically significant events of September 1939, including evacuation and call-up, was the abrupt closure of public sport (alongside cinema and theatre). Government’s later change of heart on this issue have obscured its initial impact. At the time of the ban, no one would have known for sure if any part of the ban would ever be rescinded, let alone under what circumstances.

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