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Wartime Food Boredom
The Ministry of Information plays the guilt card to keep the home front from grumbling at mealtimes
Public Information Filler 1946
Shepherd's pie, stew, sausages, hotpot. What now reads like a typical gastro-pub menu are here used are the examples of everyday mealtime mundanity of the home front. If your parents ever conjured up starving kids in Africa when you were little to get you to eat your greens, then here is an example of the Ministry of Information employing a similar tactic.
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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.
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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.
VE/VJ Don't Waste Bread
Public Information Filler 1945 0 mins
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Storing Vegetables Outdoors
Government sponsored film 1941 9 mins
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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.
The New Crop
Government sponsored film 1944 19 mins
Wartime woodland management: we can do it! Women add their labour to the work of axe and saw.
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Promotional 2019 10 mins
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Colour on the Thames
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
What's Missing from this Picture?
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.
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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
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"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's