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The Backyard Front
Ever wondered how to make a compost heap? If so, you'd do well to ignore the advice of this comedy duo
Public Information Filler 1940 16 mins
Actor and comedian Claude Dampier and gardening expert and broadcaster Cecil H Middleton are deployed by the Ministry of Agriculture to promote the 'Dig for Victory' campaign. Hopefully contemporary viewers ignored Dampier's misleading advice to chuck broken crockery and saucepans on the compost and just appreciated this public information film for what it is - a rollicking wartime comedy sketch.
Dig for Victory
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.
Amateur film 1941 16 mins Silent Location: Brighton
A fascinating compendium of films from wartime Brighton featuring parades, fire engines, tanks, trolleybuses, Land Girls, pigs and visiting Cabinet Ministers.
Public Information Filler 1945 0 mins
Crumbs! Victory celebrations give way to postwar austerity as shortages leave countries short of dough in more ways than one
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.
Government sponsored film 1944 19 mins
Wartime woodland management: we can do it! Women add their labour to the work of axe and saw.
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?