• Short Summary

    M of I trailer about moths - replacing clothes damaged by moth grubs wastes rations!

  • Description

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

    Ministry of Information trailer - The Behemoth.

    CU pictures of enemy aircraft: Heinkel, Messerschmitt and Dornier. CU picture of a moth - message is that the humble moth can be as damaging to the war effort as the Luftwaffe.

    Animated sequence: cartoon shows moth flying throw living room. The moth flies over a pair of trousers lying on a chair. The moth "bombs" the trousers with eggs. The eggs have swastikas on, out of the eggs hatch caterpillars wearing German army helmets. The caterpillars eat the trouser fabric, leaving it covered in holes.

    Various shots woman looking at pieces of clothing damaged by moths. CU ration book - there is not enough stamps to replace the ruined cloths. Various shots woman taking coat out of wardrobe. She shakes, irons and brushes the coat to get rid of moth eggs. CU moth grubs.

    End title reads: "Watch Your Clothes!".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2915.04
    Media URN:
    84117
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:47:00 / 01:06:12:00
    Canister:
    44/26 (TRAILERS)

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