• Short Summary

    Ministry of Information film encouraging people to eat more vegetables.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Government Official - M of I".

    Pathe Studio, London.

    M/S of little girl playing with toy bricks with letters on, she places down the brick marked "C". L/S of galleon on sea. Various shots of sailors in the rigging. Narrator talks about stopping scurvy in Navy in 18th century with lemon juice.

    Cartoon showing the fruit and vegetables that give us Vitamin C. Various shots of vegetables being picked - look like cabbages. Panning shot of people on allotment.

    Montage showing how to prepare and cook the vegetables. C/U of cabbage being boiled. Title superimposed over shot reads: "Vitamin C can be lost in bad cooking". C/U of boiling pan on hob, animation superimposed over shot of 'c's rising like steam from pan. C/U of woman making salad with raw cabbage.

    Animated cartoon sequence showing what vegetables can be grown at different times of the year. Panning C/U up tower of toy bricks with different vegetables on.

    End title: "Eat all the green vegetables you can get".

    Note: this Ministry of Information trailer was show in Scotland only.

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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:
    02:01:50:00 / 02:04:15:00

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