• Short Summary

    Cartoon trailer encouraging public to recycle waste paper - slightly surreal!

  • Description

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

    Ministry of Information cartoon trailer encouraging public to salvage waste paper.

    Sign - "Save Your Waste Paper" - standing in middle of field of paper. One of the bits of paper jumps up and whistles. A truck speeds in and comes to a halt, all the bits of paper leap onto the truck. The truck despatches the paper at a processing plant.

    The paper is shredded and pulped by eccentric-looking machine. The pulp is transformed into various useful items for the war effort: first aid boxes, blankets, ammunition, weapons and food. We see the items going down conveyor belts and through doors marked "Army", "Navy" and "RAF".

    Crates of supplies in a stack. Crates are lifted by gigantic wasp which flies through flak and gunfire. Wasp drops supplies by parachute to cheering troops on front line. Surreal!

    End title reads: "Save more and more waste paper please!"

    NB: item is from Gazette issue 45/6.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2915.33
    Media URN:
    84146
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:16:00 / 01:52:47:00
    Canister:
    45/6 (TRAILERS)

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