IT BEGAN ON THE CLYDE

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Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Politics
  • Ships and shipping
  • War

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: IT BEGAN ON THE CLYDE

Reference number: 0030

Date: 1946

Director: d. Ken Annakin

Sponsor: MOI for the Dept. of Health for Scotland

Production company: Greenpark Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.04 mins

Description: A look at stress and worker fatigue amongst Clydeside workers during the war, and how Ballochmyle hospital helped to overcome this. In 1941 an experiment in the medical treatment of war workers began on Clydeside. People not ill enough to go to their own specialists were taken into Emergency Medical Services hospitals to be thoroughly treated before their condition became serious. In four years, over 10,000 workers of all ages were dealt with in this way.

Credits: p. Ralph Keene sc. Brian Smith ph. Charles Marlborough ed. Peter Scott [cast includes Molly Weir]

Shotlist: [Shotlisted at different speed. Actual timing is 14.05 mins @ 24 fps] Credits (.20) Clydeside 1941. Feature type film of the treatment of stress and work fatigue of workers on Clydeside during the war. Emergency Medical Service hospitals (5.30) Ballochmyle Hospital (9.38) shots of various treatments and preventative cures (11.11) Shipyard workers and how the service helped them (14.50)