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Bampton Shows the Way

Patriotic tale of a Devon village winning the war with carrot Christmas cake and granny's favourite recipe.

Government sponsored film 1941 18 mins


Hearty enthusiasm is the dish of the day in this patriotic tale of a Devon village leading the way in the government's Dig for Victory campaign by organising a Food Education Week. Part record of a real event, part dramatised propaganda, the film features staff and children at the local school in Bampton, who deliver their scripted lines with a touching blend of naturalism and embarrassment.

This government film is a public record, preserved and presented by the BFI National Archive on behalf of The National Archives, home to more than 1,000 years of British history.