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    The famous author gives his remedies for the world depression.

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    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown

    Full title reads: "H G Wells Offers His Solution For Economic Crisis".
    Introductory intertitle reads: "Editor's Note: In this exclusive interview, the famous British novelist whose 'Outline of History' has become a classic, tells Frank Nelson Doubleday, his publisher, what he thinks will restore prosperity to the world."

    Shot of Herbert George Wells and Mr Doubleday sitting in a garden talking. Doubleday asks Wells for his views on the current depression and economic crisis. Wells outlines his views about problems caused by increased productivity and the failure of the credit system. He suggests disarmament as one solution, world action on currencies and public employment to solve unemployment.

    N.B. As well as a famous author Wells was a member of the Fabian Society and social thinker.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:39:00
    UN 140 A

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    This clip currently has no date range.

    However the title card references "Outline of History - this was first published in 1919.

    Secondly, the interviewer seen here is Frank Nelson Doubleday. He died in 1934.

    So a date range of 1919-34 can safely be applied to the clip. Given that the piece has sound, you may well be able to narrow that down even further - when did Pathe first use sound in its material?

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  2. IndigoSun says

    Good work, jamied.

    According to https://www.britishpathe.com/pages/history sound began in 1930.

    Can we now presume this clip was born 1930-1934?

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