• Short Summary

    Government trailer urging women to join the ATS, WRNS and WAAF.

  • Description

    Titles read: "MofI GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL"

    C/U of an ATS girl blowing a bugle. General views of London blitz scenes (at night). Montage of shots showing men in various forces in action. Voiceover says that every man who can fight is needed for fighting and it is up to the women of Britain to take over the non-combatant duties.

    C/Us of leaflets recruiting women to the forces. All three of the women's services are now open to volunteers. M/S of Ministry of Labour and National Service office with a banner across the front mentioning the WRNS (Women's Royal Naval Service), ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) and WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force).

    Good shots of women (and a few men) in a cinema audience, looking up at the screen. C/U of different women in the audience as their faces are illuminated. (they are all wearing hats). We are told that single or married women between the ages of 17 1/2 and 45 can join up.

    Montage of shots shows women in nonessential work, in offices and tobacco kiosks, who can be released to join the services. M/Ss of the same women in the uniforms of the ATS, WRENS and WAAF. Voiceover says "You are vital to the offensive!".

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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:
    01:55:05:00 / 01:56:20:00

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