From the UK National Archives
The Second World War has inspired Hollywood since the start of the war itself, with classic films portraying heroic deeds and iconic battles.
The National Archives holds a large number of records about the events featured in six of the most popular war films of all time. In our ‘War on Film’ videocast series William Spencer, one of our military records specialists, explores the true stories behind these films and uses original records to depict actual events.
The first videocast looks at the Blitz and the evacuation of children from large cities, as shown in the film 'Hope and Glory'.
The link is here.