• Short Summary

    Children celebrate the great day when sweets and chocolate come off the ration.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Sweets Freed At Last. Yum Yum!"

    London and Romford, Essex.

    CU Small boy eating bar of chocolate. SV Shop assistant sticking notice on window 'All sweets off the Ration'. CU Shop Assistant sticking notice on window 'All Sweets off the Ration.' CU Stack of boxes of sweets pan up to men leading boxes on lorry. SV Men handing crates containing jars of sweets up into Lorry. CU Men handing crate containing jars of sweets up into lorry. SV Children queuing up outside sweet shop. CU Notice on window - '250 bags of sweets free to the first 250 children'. CU Small girl in queue. SV Children in queue with man. CU Man looking in sweet shop window. CU Shop window full of sweets.

    CU Hand picked out liquorice allsorts from box. pan up to Chelsea Pensioner eating same. SV Two Chelsea Pensioners eating sweets. CU Pensioner smoking liquorice pipe and eating same

    SV Nurses at Barnardos Home giving free sweets to children. SV Top view children receiving sweets. CU Two small girls - one holding bar of chocolate. CU Small boy takes bar of chocolate out of box. LV Three small children sitting under trees eating sweets in garden SV Small boy with box of chocolates takes bar out. CU Boy eating bar of chocolate. SV Large Jar of boiled sweets pan up to small boy sorting them out. CU Boy with chocolate-smeared face. CU Two small boys - one licking fingers. CU Small boy eating. CU Boy with chocolate-smeared face with box pan up to boy eating bar of chocolate.

    Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has written in to comment that although rationing began to end in 1948/9, actual sweet rationing did not end until 1953.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:33:00 / 01:26:03:00

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