• Short Summary

    MofI film urging people to disinfect their handkerchiefs after use to stop spreading germs.

  • Description

    Title for this item is missing. It is ministry of information film.

    Close up shot of Richard Massingham lighting a pipe. He is handed a pint of beer and he drinks it instantly. Handkerchief is waved in front of him. He grabs it and sneezes into it. Voiceover prises him for using the handkerchief.

    Close up shot of a bowl of disinfectant. Man looks at it puzzled. He attempts to drink it but a hand appears and stops him. Voiceover explains that he should soil his handkerchief in disinfectant to kill the germs so he does it. Man demonstrates the proper 'procedure' again - he sneezes into the handkerchief and places it into disinfectant. Voiceover warns that it should be washed separate from family washing. Man takes several more handkerchiefs from pocket and places them into bowl with disinfectant. End title reads: "Don't Spread Germs".

    There is no mention of this item in the original paperwork for this issue. It probably belongs to another issue.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:03:00 / 01:11:02:00

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    This clip is repeated in clip 1407.23.

  2. jamied says

    It's repeated again in clip 1524.13.

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