HC Deb 25 February 1920 vol 125 cc1714-5W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his department are in possession of several film pictures of scenes in the late War; if these films are sold or lent to the cinematograph trade; if so, can he state what the usual charges are and if a profit is made by his department; can he state if these films are available free for schools and other educational institutes; and, if so, to whom application should be made for same?


The War Office is in possession of all the films taken by the War Office Cinematograph Committee, with the exception of certain Palestine films which have not yet been taken over. Up to the present the films have not been sold or lent to the cinematograph trade except in connection with the preparation of a film for recruiting purposes. No profit has been made or loss incurred by the War Office. Copies of films can be supplied to schools and other educational institutes for private exhibition on payment of the cost price of the positive copy. Application should be made to the Secretary, War Office.