• Short Summary

    South African grapes are sold to people in local 'poorer districts' during Second World War.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Titles read: 'African Mirror No. 248 - GOOD GRAPES FOR ALL'.

    South Africa.

    Pan across Cape vineyards with mountains in the background. Several shots of workers cutting grapes from the vines. Commentator explains that the export of grapes is "gone for the duration [of Second World War] and the entire crop must now be placed on the home market".

    The grapes are put into large baskets, carried by the workers on their shoulders and emptied into wooden crates. Trucks drive off with the crates and take them to be sold in "poorer districts".

    Shots of children and adults (mostly black) gathered round one of the trucks in urban area. C/U of sign on side of truck reading: 'State Aided Deciduous Fruit Scheme - Grapes - 8 lbs for 1/-'. Shots of people buying and eating grapes. Commentator notes that "The coloured children are especially pleased with the arrangement - it's not often that they have the chance of getting something really good for their modest pennies".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1939 - 1945
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:53:00 / 01:28:31:00
    UN 1200 B

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