Film stills Films from the home-front
Their Past, Your Future: 1945-2005
Hunshelf Gunsite (1940-1945)

Featured film:
Hunshelf Gunsite (1940-1945)


Amateur film documenting life at an anti-aircraft gunsite in the village of Chapeltown, near Sheffield during the Second World War.


About the site

'Films from the Home Front' was developed in 2007 with unique project funding. The site is no longer being updated but still provides a showcase for a collection of unique moving images illustrating life in Britain during the Second World War, as seen through amateur documentaries, newsreels, government films, and home movies.

Browse the Theme section to discover films illustrating how the home guard trained, how community and home life continued during the war, how women's roles changed and many other subjects.

Or browse by Archive to see examples of films held in regional archive collections around the UK.

Also see the Whitehawk Primary School project:

Whitehawk Primary School on the Homefront

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