• Short Summary

    Labour Minister launches scheme to provide lunchtime concerts for munition workers.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: 'Sing as you go to it' Is Mr Bevin's Plan

    England: GV Aircraft factory...IN ROLL 8294

    Wipe LV men working on shells...IN ROLL 9644

    CU workers pan to bomb...IN ROLL 9644

    Angle shot worker...IN ROLL 9644

    SV worker...IN ROLL 9644

    SCU man putting bullets in machine...IN ROLL 9644

    SV man working on gun...IN ROLL 9644

    GV pan workers' canteen. SV men eating. CU type eating. CU type drinking milk out of bottle. LV Will Fyffe singing. CU & SV & SCU Fyffe singing and "gaggling". SV type listening. CU type. LV Ernest Bevin talking at microphone on stage. LV Bevin walking through men. GTV & SCU Bevin walking through men. SV Bevin, and men doing thumbs up.

    Sound Effects: Will Fyffe singing: "And You Can Come And See The Baby Any Day..." SCU Fyffe tells gag about 'child's face like a blood orange! Fyffe was the most disappointed man in Scotland when the child didn't know him!! LV Bevin speaking: "And there's a good quartette in the Government. Two of whom I am going to work with these concerts. There's Albert Alexander of the Navy, Herbert Morrison, Minister of Supply, Lord Beaverbrook and myself. With the other three, I'll get the job done. In any case I thought you would see that one after Will Fyffe.

    "We'll all pull together with a mighty effort and show to the Hitlers and Mussolinis that we can not only work and fight but we can be cheerful in doing it as well."

    Personalities - Politicians; Music and Dance; Munitions and Armaments; Entertainment and Leisure; World War II (Second World War)
    Background: Labour Minister launches scheme to provide lunchtime concerts for munition workers.

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