• Short Summary

    Item showing British car, toy, clothing and whiskey manufacture - all for exportation.

  • Description

    Title reads: '"We must export' ... Cripps".

    Location of events unknown.

    Panning shot of assembly line of car factory. Various shots of factory workers fixing brakes to cars and connecting the gearbox. One of the workers is a woman. Panning shot of production line. M/S of workers attaching wheels to finished cars. M/S of Morris 10's driving out of factory yard.

    M/S of Lord William Richard Morris Nuffield, "trade ambassador", wandering among large car crates in warehouse. C/U of Sir Miles Thomas saying goodbye to his wife. Various shots of Sir Miles boarding Sunderland flying boat. M/S of Sunderland taking off. Sir Miles is on trade mission to South Africa.

    M/S of dockers pushing new cars for export onto dockside. Various shots of new cars being lifted by crane into cargo ships hold. C/U of of toy car. C/U of toy motor cars being wrapped up in paper. Various shots of toys stacked for export, including tricycles and trolleys. Various shots of toys being packed in cases. Shipping cases with names of their destinations - New York, Toronto, Lisbon, Malta etc. C/Us of toy dolls being packed for export.

    Various shots of fashion models posing in clothes for export. M/S of man and woman packing the clothes in boxes. Various shots of whiskey distillery in Glasgow, Scotland. We see the bottling, corking and labelling.

    C/U of hand-written letter bearing signature of Sir Stafford Cripps (President of the Board of Trade): "Exports are the only means by which we can get the food our people need, and the raw materials upon which they can work".

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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:
    01:37:29:00 / 01:41:07:00

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