Harry Bruce Woolfe

Harry Bruce Woolfe (1880, Marylebone, London – 1965, Brighton) was an English film producer and occasional director who founded British Instructional Films. The company focused on documentaries, nature films, and works concerning World War I.[1] He was himself a veteran so had an interest in using film to re-enact the war. This links to his being referred to as an "ardent imperialist" who intended to tell heroic stories of said war.[2] In addition to work on war films he initiated the Secrets of Nature series.[3]

Select filmography


  • 1933 : A Typical Rural Distribution System
  • 1933 : Electricity: From Grid To Consumer
  • 1932 : England Awake
  • 1925 : Sons Of The Sea
  • 1924 : Zeebrugge
  • 1923 : Armageddon
  • 1921 : The Battle Of Jutland



  1. "British Instructional Films". BFI.org.uk. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. Paris, Michael (1 January 1999). "The First World War and Popular Cinema: 1914 to the Present". Rutgers University Press. Retrieved 19 February 2017 via Google Books.
  3. Petterson, Palle B. (6 July 2011). "Cameras into the Wild: A History of Early Wildlife and Expedition Filmmaking, 1895-1928". McFarland. Retrieved 19 February 2017 via Google Books.

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