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Mrs. Mopp Asks Why
In the national Interest - and your own - make clothes last longer!
Advert 1943 2 mins
Mrs Mopp, famed from the radio series It's That Man Again, receives advice about clothing care in wartime in this public information film. Entering the Housewives Advice Bureau she explains that she's having problems with her woollens and holds up a pair of shrunken long johns. Perhaps it's the water, the powder or the drying? The advisor shows Mrs Mopp how it should be done using a jumper as an example and - getting in some product placement - highlighting that Persil washing powder contains "the amazing oxygen washer for the whitest wash".
Ration Book Britain
Bampton Shows the Way
Government sponsored film 1941 18 mins Location: Bampton
Patriotic tale of a Devon village winning the war with carrot Christmas cake and granny's favourite recipe.
Bringing It Home
Documentary 1940 19 mins
Dad explains the reasons for rationing in an engrossing WWII propaganda short commissioned by Cadbury's.
Signs of the Times No.58
Advert 1941 4 mins
A curious blue lake, a wonder tablet, a river boat and a picnic essential - sounds like the beginning of a story!
Sketchbook of Fashion (Knights Castile Advert)
Advert 1940 2 mins
The key word in the book of fashion is simplicity
Filling the Gap
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1942 5 mins
No time to veg out – there's a war on. Get your vegetables out!
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
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
The Victorian great and good mark the passing of a political titan
Parade of Troops with Band and Crowds Following
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
For Britons during the Boer War, a welcome opportunity to support the troops - and march alongside them
Workers Leaving Work at Vickers
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Location: Barrow-In-Furness
Factory gate glimpses at - we think - Barrow-in-Furness
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Worthing waves at us in this mesmerising early film
The Biter Bit
Comedy 1898 1 mins Silent
Film's first joke? A fresh take on an old prank.
Opening of the Kiel Canal
Non-Fiction 1895 0 mins Silent
This was one of a series of actuality films made by the Victorian pioneer Birt Acres during 1895. The film is thought to have been shot on June 20, on the occasion of the opening of the Kiel Canal by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Acres shot other films at the same time, but they have not survived.