• Short Summary

    Light-hearted item about clothes rationing.

  • Description

    Rationed rags.

    Various newspaper headlines announce clothes rationing. A woman looks despairing and counts her coupons, M/S of black crosses on pages and pages of them. A diagram shows how many coupons are needed for each item of clothing for women and men. M/S of a woman wearing just a hat and a blanket. M/S of a woman who has just a large hat to protect her modesty, she smokes a cigarette and covers herself up. M/S of a man wearing a barrel. M/S of woman in old fashioned dress, we see the amount of coupons she would have needed. Two young women say you can buy a mink coat for only 14 margarine coupons where it used to be 500 guineas. M/S of man in visor from suit of armour, he sacks the cook and uses the visor as protection when he gets things thrown at him.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1308.23
    Media URN:
    43364
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:22:00 / 01:50:57:00
    Canister:
    NSP 280

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