• Short Summary

    Good harvest feeds the country - agriculture needs mechanisation, says farmer.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BATTLE FOR THE HARVEST".

    Chichester, West Sussex.

    Rain falling on a barn - two shots. Rain falling into puddle. Rain falling on a barn. Rain falling in a country lane. Various shots of field of wheat crushed by rain. General view of a farm building. Cow standing in front of farmhouse. Close up shot of nameplate on gate 'West Stoke Farm'. Close up shot of farmer Robert Mason. Cattle grazing in field. Close up shot of a cow looking into camera. Girl feeding chickens. Close up shot of girl throwing grain. Mass of chickens feeding. Pigs feeding from trough. Several shots of field of wheat. Field of oats. Farmer Mason's farmhouse. Trees in foreground. Farmer Mason speaking (natural sound). He talks about cultivating land and mechanisation.

    Field of wheat sheaves into cart. Stacking sheaves with elevator. Angle shot, elevator taking sheaves up into stack. Angle shot, sheaves dropping onto stack. Combine harvester at work in wheat field- two shots. Close up shot on harvester - pouring wheat into trough. Close up shot of wheat pouring out of trap door into sack. Man closes trap door. Sack of wheat falling from harvester onto field. Close up shot of two sacks of wheat lying in field. Mr Walter Hudson, farm labourer, driving tractor. Close up shot of the blades of tractor cutting. Mr Hudson sitting on tractor. He stops engine. Close up shot of Mr Hudson speaking (natural sound). He has been working on land for 54 years. Combine harvester at work. Pan, tractor pulling cart load of grain sacks to drying plant in granary. Long shot of granary. Interior - men emptying sacks of grain - two shots. Sacks being filled with dried grain. Grain being sifted and dried. Close up shot of grain pouring down on heap. Pan with farm workers leaving farm at end of days work and walking down lane.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:44:00 / 01:09:39:00

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