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It's all action on the home front with civilians on high alert to support the war effort.
War 1940 10 mins
"Dullness, darkness and boredom? No!" Instead it's action-packed on the home front with civilians on high alert to support the war effort - that's when they're not rediscovering parlour games or visiting the local library. The film's director, Mary Field, was a pioneering educational and natural history filmmaker in the 1920s and went on to head the Children's Film Foundation in the 1950s.
Dig for Victory
Start a Land Club
Government sponsored film 1942 8 mins
The wartime potato shortage is addressed in this marvellous film from 1942 - exhorting workers and school children to lend a hand on local farms by joining Land Clubs.
Greenford and Northolt Dig for Victory Campaign
1942 4 mins
An Ealing councillor fervently implores local cinemagoers to Dig for Victory!
Wartime Food Boredom
Public Information Filler 1946 mins
The Ministry of Information plays the guilt card to keep the home front from grumbling at mealtimes
VE/VJ Don't Waste Bread
Public Information Filler 1945 mins
Crumbs! Victory celebrations give way to postwar austerity as shortages leave countries short of dough in more ways than one
Storing Vegetables Outdoors
Government sponsored film 1941 9 mins
Building a larder using soil and straw: this age-old method was a boon to home-front gardeners
Government sponsored film 1942 2 mins
A talking cabbage plant will win you over in this Second World War cartoon trailer, which has a surprising charm.
Pall Mall and Hyde Park Corner
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: London
Capital scenes thanks to Victorian filmmakers
Afternoon Tea in the Garden of Clarence House
Non-Fiction 1897 0 mins Silent
Members of Queen Victoria's extended family being natural for the cameras
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (Prince Edward)
1897 0 mins
Jubilee Procession: Leeds
Non-Fiction 1897 3 mins
Dogs in the Surf
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent
Victorian pooches at play
Royal Leinster Regiment Halifax
1900 1 mins Silent
A brisk drill on a cold winter's day