• Short Summary

    People show how they can economise in wartime life - especially over cigarettes and sugar.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Little Things of Life".

    MS Group of people lighting cigarettes they economise by using one match to light everyone's cigarette.

    MS Man showing girl how to roll her own cigarette.

    MS Man and girl sitting in cafe being served with tea for two.

    MS of the man taking out a pouch in which he keeps his sugar ration and putting sugar in the teas.

    VS of damage caused to houses by bombing raids.

    MS of people wearing tin helmets in the streets.

    CU of wrists and ankles showing people wearing their identity disks on chains. Cu of woman's leg showing her wearing her ID bracelet around her thigh.

    CU of man removing whistle, ration card, petrol coupons, ID cards, a torch and a sandwich from his pocket.

    Pan from chain to box with an onion in - sign says "Onion - Very Rare Specimen".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1061.49
    Media URN:
    21276
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:54:00 / 01:56:43:00
    Canister:
    40/96

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