This film is part of Free

Feed the Furnaces

An appeal for citizens to give up their old bed frames and garden tools, as part of a government drive to salvage resources for the war effort.

Government sponsored film 1941 5 mins

From the collection of:

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The demands of war compelled the British government to ask its citizens for help in sourcing valuable materials for the war front. Metal was in especially high demand and every scrap that could be salvaged was greatly needed. With Industries and local authorities already supplying what they could, it was down to everyday citizens to keep feeding Britain’s furnaces.