The National Archives education team’s film of the month highlights a Pathé film relating to current events, anniversaries or key topics that you may be covering in the classroom.
This month’s clip is titled ‘Britain Warms Up’ (1947), a light-hearted report on a 1947 summer heat wave in London that reached over 86°F (30°C).
With this film, students could consider:
- What tone does this report take?
- How does this report differ from reports on heat waves in the UK today?
- How much importance is placed on the science behind the heat wave?
- What does this report tell you about life in London in 1947?
Learn more about life in Britain during this period with our ‘Attlee’s Britain 1945-1951’ themed collection.