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The Nation's Food - Meat
The Nation's Food - Meat

The Nation's Food - Meat 1917

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The Nation's Food - Meat 1917

9 mins United Kingdom

Beginning in a cattle ranch in Argentina and an Antipodean mutton farm, this information film follows the journey of imported meat from pasture to cold storage. To save the audience's stomachs, the camera doesn't venture inside the abattoir. Instead, animals are herded and disinfected, before carcasses are unloaded on a Thames-side dock and packed into barges. With wartime food shortages pinching, every piece of the animal was precious - which explains the cannon, ready to fire on light-fingered "sea pirates".

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Sheep Cattle Docks Home fronts Imports World War I Meat Trade

Collection

1917 on film

Released

1917

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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