Naval Warfare Movies

The Big Blockade

Director: Charles Frend
Starring: Leslie Banks, Michael Redgrave, Will Hay, John Mills

Published: 1942
Country: UK
Length: 77 min.
Keywords: Feature, WWII

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This propaganda film, produced by the Ministry of Information, showcases the work of the British Ministry of Economic Warfare. To counter citizens' worries about the U-boat threat, a clip from German newsreels showing U-boats in the Atlantic is followed by assurances that the British and American navies together patrol the seas and are successfully blockading Germany; the point is illustrated with a re-enactment of a U-boat being sunk.


This film is of the docudrama genre, with famous actors depicting the personnel of the featured Ministry.