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DOING THEIR BIT

Doing Their Bit (1939)

Footage of men an woman working hard in allotments.

BLACKOUT - TRAILER

Blackout - Trailer (1943)

Short propaganda film urging people to use proper torches in blackout.

MANNED BY WOMEN

Manned By Women (1943)

Pathe visits one of the searchlight posts operated by women.

HARVESTING FRUIT - TRAILER

Harvesting Fruit - Trailer (1943)

Ministry of Information film urging people to enrol for the fruit...

YOUR WASTE PAPER - WHAT BECOMES OF IT aka YOU'RE WASTE PAPER TRAILER ?

Your Waste Paper - What Becomes Of It AKA You're Waste Paper Trailer ? (1941)

A look at how...

GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL FILM - WASTE PAPER TRAILER

Government Official Film - Waste Paper Trailer (1942)

Government official film urging us to save...

SNEEZING - TRAILER

Sneezing - Trailer (1944)

A trailer asking people to use their handkerchief when sneezing to stop spread...

PROCEED ACCORDING TO PLAN - TRAILER

Proceed According To Plan - Trailer (1944)

"Dig for Victory" shows you when to plant seeds to have...

TOMMY LENDS A HAND AT HARVESTING

Tommy Lends A Hand At Harvesting (1939)

Footage of British soldiers at work in the wheat fields.

POTS AND PANS FOR PLANES

Pots And Pans For Planes (1940)

People donate aluminium pots and pans for use in making aeroplanes.

BINOCULARS WANTED

Binoculars Wanted (1940)

Government appeal for binoculars to be used by British troops in the war.

NATIONAL HOSPITAL RESERVE - TRAILER

National Hospital Reserve - Trailer (1950)

Trailer calling for people to join the national hospital...

700 PRACTICE CIVIL DEFENCE

700 Practice Civil Defence (1963)

London's biggest exercise of kind shows preparations against nuclear...

AMBULANCES PRESENTED BY LORD LONSDALE

Ambulances Presented By Lord Lonsdale (1916)

Lord Lonsdale presents ambulances for the front.

CHIEF CONSTABLE WILLIAM BURNS LINDLEY

Chief Constable William Burns Lindley (1914-1918)

Home front: review of the Special Constables (men not...

HELP RUMANIA ROMANIA

Help Rumania Romania (1916)

Donations being collected by Romanian women for Romanian Red Cross.

UNION JACK DAY

Union Jack Day (1914-1918)

Young ladies selling flag pins for Flag Day in Liverpool and Wallasey districts.

SPECIAL CONSTABLES AT HOUNSLOW

Special Constables At Hounslow (1915)

Special Constables parading at Hounslow.

ACTIVITIES AT THE DEPOT - SALVAGE

Activities At The Depot - Salvage (1914-1918)

Salvage / recycling materials for war use.

EVACUATION DIFFICULTIES

Evacuation Difficulties (1940)

Minister of Health, Walter Elliot, meets evacuees and carers at large...

BAR POINT-TO-POINT

Bar Point-To-Point (1935)

Members of the legal profession ride in the point-to-point horse race at...

SYDNEY'S BLACK OUT

Sydney's Black Out (1941)

Sydney practises black out routine. Australia.

MANCHESTER BLITZED

Manchester Blitzed (1941)

Night bombing destroys shops, houses and damages the cathedral.

WOMEN WAR WORKERS IN TRAINING

Women War Workers In Training (1941)

Women being trained to operate machines and weld for work in...

I'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING - BLACKOUT TRAILER

I'll See You In The Morning - Blackout Trailer (1941)

Trailer encouraging people to be vigilant...

GERM MASKS FOR THE CROWD

Germ Masks For The Crowd (1941)

Ministry of Health encourages people to wear masks to stop spread of...

INVISIBLE HOME GUARD

Invisible Home Guard (1943)

Home Guard camouflage demonstration.

GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL TRAILER - SAVE BONES

Government Official Trailer - Save Bones (1943)

Government urges the population to save bones for...

MAKE AND MEND TRAILER aka CLOTHING COUPONS TRAILER

Make And Mend Trailer AKA Clothing Coupons Trailer (1943)

Trailer urging people to re-style their...

SAVE BREAD - TRAILER

Save Bread - Trailer (1943)

Ministry of Information film urging people to eat less and save bread.

NOTICE TO QUIT

Notice To Quit (1943)

Evacuation of West Country to make space for training of American servicemen.

COMFORTS FOR THE FORCES

Comforts For The Forces (1941)

Gifts for overseas servicemen are sorted and packed at Army Comforts...

SPITFIRES IN THE MAKING

Spitfires In The Making (1941)

A look a work of Spitfire aeroplane factory.

OBSERVER CORPS NOW ROYAL

Observer Corps Now Royal (1941)

A look at enemy plane spotting work of Royal Observer Corps.

SHELTER TRAILER

Shelter Trailer (1941)

A trailer shows us how to adapt one of our rooms into a refuge during air raids.

HERE WE GO GATHERING SPUDS SCOTTISH HARVEST - TRAILER aka GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL

Here We Go Gathering Spuds Scottish Harvest - Trailer AKA Government Official (1944)

Official...

ARMS AND THE GIRLS

Arms And The Girls (1941)

50 factory girls buy special uniforms so they can train in the Home Guard.

HEATING TRAILER

Heating Trailer (1941)

A Government trailer shows how to save fuel around the house.

TRAILER - FOOD ADVICE

Trailer - Food Advice (1941)

A trailer advertises Food Advice Centres to help people get the most out...

HOISTING HERMANN

Hoisting Hermann (1945)

Unexploded 4000 pound bomb is ready for removal in Croydon.

MILK TRAILER

Milk Trailer (1942)

Government trailer showing the groups of people that are guaranteed a daily ration of...

HOT WATER TRAILER

Hot Water Trailer (1942)

Government film encouraging us to save hot water and fuel for the war effort.

WOMEN AT WORK Dublin issue

Women At Work Dublin Issue (1942)

Good shots of women doing work that is usually associated with men.

THAT SECOND FRONT Special

That Second Front Special (1942)

Political leader Harry Pollitt makes a speech in Scotland about the...

COAL TRAILER

Coal Trailer (1942)

Item urging people to order their coal early and substitute 10% for coke or...

BLACKOUT TRAILER

Blackout Trailer (1942)

Trailer warning about the use of proper lighting and brakes on cars and bikes in...

POTATO TRAILER - WAY TO HIS HEART

Potato Trailer - Way To His Heart (1942)

Incomplete trailer urging us to eat more spuds, shot in...

REAL EGGS BEFORE AND AFTER

Real Eggs Before And After (1944)

Eggs are turned into dried powder form at a factory.

TICKETS DREAM - TRAILER aka GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL

Tickets Dream - Trailer AKA Government Official (1944)

Ministry of Information cartoon encouraging...

V-2 DAMAGE

V-2 Damage (1944)

A look at the damage inflicted by the V-2 bomb to houses and families in England.