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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
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.
Advert 1942 2 mins
National Flour at the ready: peppy WWII cookery short sponsored by Vim.
Instructional film/TV programme 1942 9 mins
Healthy eating advice goes down easy in this fun public information film.
Advert 1942 2 mins
Only a witch would be wicked enough to help Hitler on washing day, warns this fun wartime soap powder ad.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1945 1 mins
A wartime family look on in amazement as their old clothes offer useful advice on how to make their clothing coupons go further.
Government sponsored film 1940 6 mins
Austerity Britain reaches for the humble spud in this earnest wartime cookery film.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
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All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
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