• Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Great short film encouraging people to take their holidays helping out on a farm to assist with the World food crisis.

    An actor plays a harassed businessman. He is shouting at his staff and throwing his papers around. He explains in voiceover that he is upset because he cannot find anywhere to go on holiday.

    The businessman looks at a poster advertising 'Lend a Hand on the Land'. A chance to spend a holiday on a farm.

    We next see him using a pitchfork to load hay onto a cart. MS he is hoeing weeds in a field. His back is hurting. MS he carries a sack of grain on his back. MS more pitchfork work. MS businessman with cows. MS he drives a tractor. In the voiceover he explains how he is enjoying the work and feeling really fit.

    MS CU he is served with a pint of beer outside a country pub. He drinks his pint and obviously enjoys it.

    MS businessman and wife outside loading sugar beets on to wheel barrow. He says he will be going to work on a farm for his holiday again next year.

    Titles read: "Agricultural Camps Are Open Until November - Details From Your Local Employment Exchange."

    Possibly connected with 47/38 - MD.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:54:00 / 01:32:54:00
    UNSO Reel 007 O
    Sort Number:
    UNSO 007 O
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution Trade & Industry
    films -general WW2 home front food Free Activity Dancing Playing Helping Communal Local Cheap Shared Free Community
  • Stills

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

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