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1 mins United Kingdom

This WWII propaganda short encourages audiences to leave Hitler with egg on his face - by buying National Savings Stamps. Wartime expenditure made the government increasingly reliant on the scheme that was collecting up to £5,000,000 a week in 1943. Posters often played more to patriotism and the future of the next generation, but this cinema short goes the humour route with exploding eggs and a frowning Fuhrer.


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National Savings Bank World War II


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United Kingdom



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