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    Titles read: "VERY DOGGY!!"

    Location of events unknown - somewhere in England.

    Various shots of girls of the Canine Defence League combing fluffy Samoyed dogs in a garden. Commentator explains that the 'dog wool' goes to make socks for the Forces; the coats of these dogs coats yield enough wool for 100 pairs of "long sea boot stockings".

    The hair that comes off is washed and laid spread out in the sun to dry, then carded by hand and spun into wool on old-fashioned spinning wheels. A woman sits in the garden knitting some long socks - they look rather fluffy and itchy, but I expect they were very warm. A girl shows us a finished pair and then poses with a fluffy pup.

    Cataloguer's note: commentator lists other breeds that can yield 'dog wool': Old English Sheepdog, Pekinese, Poodle, Chow, Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, Pom and St Bernard. Whatever next - air force mittens from Persian cat hair?

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    15740
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1208.06
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:24:00 / 01:12:18:00
    Canister:
    PT 550
    Sort Number:
    PT 550
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    Categories
    War & Revolution Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Fabulous Forties Fashion Austerity
  • Stills

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