MINISTRY OF INFORMATION TRAILERS, Parts A, B & C

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Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Politics
  • War

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION TRAILERS, Parts A, B & C

Reference number: 0957

Date: 1943* - 1946

Sponsor: Ministry of Information (Scotland)

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4 mins

Description: War trailers for war savings, schoolchildren's harvest holidays and the house building programme.

Shotlist: Reel 1 (WAR SAVINGS)
Credits (.04) Will Fyffe and unidentified man acting in the role of seamen, discuss the benefits of war savings (1.26)

Reel 2 (SCHOOLCHILDREN'S HARVEST HOLIDAYS)
Credits (.04) general shots of schoolgirls in canvas camp and views of leisure activities. Several shots of schoolgirls working on farm and narrating how much fun it is to be on a harvest holiday (1.19)

Reel 3 (HOUSE BUILDING PROGRAMME)
Credits (.04) general shots of houses and work on construction as Government's plan to build 50,000 new houses in Scotland is explained (.31) Winston Churchill ceremoniously lays a few bricks on a wall (.35) gvs schoolboys in class in attendance at pre-vocational classes and workshops, in training for a career in the construction industry. Appeal for recruits to the building programme (1.22)