It is an ordered..

It is an ordered, hierarchical sort of place in which the war is an inconvenience to be put up with, like rain at a village fete. It is a chaste, self-denying country in which women know their place and children go dutifully and quietly to bed when told. 'Don't make a fuss,' say the wives to one another during an air raid, 'we'll have a cup of tea in a minute.' As the Chief Petty Officer leaves home his mother-in-law asks him when he'll be ashore again.
 'All depends on Hitler,' he says.
 ’Well, who does he think he is?' asks the mother-in-law.
 ’That's the spirit.'
In Which We Serve was unashamed propaganda for a people facing the possible extinction of their culture, which is the reason it is so
illuminating. It shows us how the English liked to think of themselves.
The picture that emerges from this and many similar movies is of a stoical, homely, quiet, disciplined, self-denying, kindly, honourable
and dignified people who would infinitely rather be tending their gardens than defending the world against a fascist tyranny.   
In Which We Serveは、文化が消滅する可能性に向き合うための宣伝だったはあからさまであり、非常に啓蒙的であった理由でもある。それはイギリス人がどんなに自分たちのことを考えるのが好きだったかが見て取れる。