University of Oxford
Browse
0d99873e72c8469d4ab7ea8bfbd39966fe7a8f96.mp4 (21.82 MB)

51404: Every Little Helps

Download (21.82 MB)
online resource
posted on 2024-05-09, 09:49 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

British propaganda film on food saving and producing activities in Ilford, Essex, 1918. The film stresses the need for part-time work to win the war. A schoolmaster drives a tram. Ladies make bandages, limb supports and other hospital items. Carpenters make crutches. Elderly part-time workers chop wood in a timber yard. Women collect rhubarb for jam. Schoolchildren collect blackberries which are then taken to a factory. Boys in their mid-teens, wearing school uniform, plant cabbages. Boys of the Naval Brigade collect waste food from door to door as pigfood. Food collected by other boys is loaded into sacks for farmers and given to pigs. Lawyers, businessmen, tradesmen and labourers work to clear a waterlogged ditch on a farm on a Saturday afternoon. The film ends with a message, 'You can help. Seek out your local Part-Time Committee and find a job. If you have no such committee, start one. The Ministry of National Service will help you'

History

Identifier

5747.mp4 | IWMFILM447B-low.mp4

Subject

Central Powers | Home Front | Propaganda | War | Western Front | Women

Creator

Ministry of Information

Date

1918

Date Created

01/01/1918

Temporal Date

31/12/1918

Spatial

Ilford, England

Source

DVD copy of original film

Medium

DVD copy of original film

Type

Footage

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The Imperial War Museum

Collection ID

IWM 447b

Repository Name

Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive

Repository Address

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ, UK

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Producer

Unknown