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    Titles read: "GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL FILM".

    Zoom in on a drawing in the middle of a newspaper. The drawing shows a gate with the Japanese flag in the centre. Two thuggish Japanese soldiers stand guard outside. The doors slowly open. Fade into drawing of a huge black spider with the head of a Japanese soldier. The head is burnt away by flames and a grotesque skull with Japanese features is poked through the hole in the paper, opening and shutting its jaws.

    M/S of hundreds of silver tubes being piled up. M/S of people walking about a busy street. There is a used toothpaste tube attached to the camera lens. The used tube is superimposed over a drawing of scrap metal in a salvage bin. The tube slowly disintegrates and melts away (this to illustrate how soft metal tubes cannot be salvaged like ordinary metals because it evaporates under intense heat).

    In a chemists' we see a used toothpaste tube being returned as a man buys a new tube. Several more tubes are thrown into the box on the counter.

    Again we see the evil Japanese spider, now with a round, bulbous head and glasses - probably meant to be General Hideki Tojo. A hand comes down and smashes the head. Lots of gunk oozes out.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1942
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    44108
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1336.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:01:00 / 01:23:37:00
    Canister:
    42/69
    Sort Number:
    42/069
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    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture War & Revolution
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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