Join us as we discuss the 1940 Ministry of Information film, Miss Grant Goes To The Door. Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst (of Theirs Is The Glory fame) it follows the plucky Grant sisters as they foil a Nazi fifth columnist as German paratroops invade England!
You can watch the film (for free) on the Imperial War Museum’s site – https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060021651
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Introduction – 0:00
‘What Miss Grant discovers at her door – will shock you!’ – 02:45
Gerry at the Window – 04:00
Ooh a Webley! – 07:50
An Officer Calls – 09:40
Jarvis Cross You say? – 11:00
Fetch The Home Guard – 14:05
The Local Defence Volunteers – 15:50
Gerry Gets The Better of Miss Grant – 20:20
Spy Tries to Escape – 23:20
The front line is in every home! – 26:30
Far Too Frightening – 28:00
Ministry of Information Moral Reports – 30:00
Final Thoughts – 32:00
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