• Short Summary

    Sir Miles Thomas speaks of Britain's export trade - how we must do more.

  • Description

    Sir Miles Thomas speaks to camera of spending on munitions during the war and of how Britain must do more export trade. Have to seek out and fulfil new and profitable markets. He talks of hard work in the factories and efficient marketing overseas. He speaks of how everyone is sick of rationing. Lord Nuffield will visit South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Sir Thomas will go to India where a new company has been formed for assembly and marketing of their goods.

    Title on can is "Morris Cars" although the actual product is never mentioned and there are no titles on film or shots of production.

    Unedited material.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2949.07
    Media URN:
    84795
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:37:00 / 01:41:10:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Title on can is "Morris Cars" although the actual product is never mentioned" - I think this clip is still about Morris Cars though, as Sir Miles Thomas talks about the need to sell more cars abroad and also mentions Lord Nuffield, the founder and head of Morris Motors Limited.

    Reducing the clip's current date range, Sir Miles Thomas was at Morris Motors from 1940-47. It seems to me that he consistently talks about the war in the past tense, and also talks about having meetings and selling cars abroad, which presumably wold not have been easy during wartime. I think therefore the clip can be dated as 1945-47.

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