• Short Summary

    Ministry of Information trailer asking public to minimise telephone use.

  • Description

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

    Ministry of Information trailer asking public to minimise telephone use.

    Various shots of armament factory. CU manager on telephone. CU operator - she tells the manager all the lines are busy. Manager looks angry, he tells her it is important war work.

    Shots of telegraph wires.

    Split screen effect showing various men and women on the telephone - they are all having frivolous conversations or gossipy chats.

    CU manager on the telephone - he slams the telephone down after being told that he has to wait another 20 minutes.

    End title: "Telephone line time is precious - keep your talks short".

    NB: item originally part of Gazette issue 43/38.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2915.19
    Media URN:
    84132
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:24:00 / 01:30:53:00
    Canister:
    43/38 (TRAILERS)

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