• Short Summary

    American army cooks bake white loaves as Brits yearn for a break from brown wartime bread!

  • Description

    Titles read: "DOUGHBOYS - AND DOUGH".

    Northern Ireland.

    Various shots show cooks of the United States Army baking white loaves of bread. Entire process is seen, from the mixing of the flour - "the real old-fashioned white stuff they used to put in our loaves" - to the kneading and baking.

    Numerous freshly-baked loaves are turned out of their tins (mmm, I can almost smell them!) and served to GIs at a mess table. Commentator says "If you are inclined to be envious of the doughboys' dough, perhaps you should remember that new white bread did sometimes give you indigestion".

    Note: in Britain during the Second World War white bread was largely unavailable. Many people tasted brown bread for the first time during this era.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1328.02
    Media URN:
    43844
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:04:00 / 01:02:05:00
    Canister:
    42/41

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