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OUT NOW
THE FIRST WORLD WAR: LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND

In this unique DVD to mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Film Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England.
Available NOW from Manchester Central Library (and other outlets - check our list of stockists).
Find out more about the production here.

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Set up in 1977, the Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.

The NWFA is part of Library Services Special Collections at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Marion Hewitt, the Archive's Service Manager, gives a short introduction to the work of the NWFA.