• Short Summary

    Inventiveness takes over the British as things become scarce in wartime.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Necessity - The Mother of Invention".

    Item about various war time home spun inventions.

    MS a woman pushes a baby on a trolley which she is using as a combined baby bunk bed and pram.

    CU of boy holding a placard saying "Karry Yer Bundle Mam". He helps a woman with her suitcase.

    MS of woman carrying young child while carrying bags on yoke over her shoulder.

    CU of mans trouser leg. He rolls up his leg to show shaving equipment - razor, brush etc. in the suspender of his sock.

    CU of young woman using hair clip to hold cigarette so she can smoke it to the very end.

    CU of woman's legs as she walks past camera. CU of same legs, this time wearing thick wool sock to prevent damage to stockings.

    CU woman who has taped up her spectacles to avoid them breaking in a bomb blast.

    Go view - statue of in foreground, Big Ben clock tower in background.

    MS of couple kissing on bench in park - they are hiding behind a newspaper.

    MS of errand boy cycling his bike wearing a saucepan in stead of a tin hat for protection. He makes a delivery and doffs his pan to an elderly lady.

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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:
    01:44:21:00 / 01:45:43:00

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