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51413: Stand by the Men Who Have Stood By You

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Cartoon, newsreel and acted appeal for the British people to buy National War Savings Certificates, 1917. An actress ""Britannia"" draws aside a curtain over a screen, flanked by silhouettes of two British soldiers. On the screen appears a genuine scene of refugees fleeing out of Belgium in 1914, followed by an acted scene of the Kaiser killing a Belgian woman. An acted scene of nurse Edith Cavell being shot. The film appeals for contributions to the War Loan. Animated cartoon of a man feeding a 15/6d certificate into a machine which produces a shell. He fires the shell from a gun. The shell lands at the feet of the Kaiser and transforms back into a certificate, then into a British soldier who locks the Kaiser up in a box. A certificate with a line of six pennies blotting out the words ""THE HUN"" as an encouragement for children to save. In a hand 15/6d in silver transforms into a pound note. After a final appeal to buy certificates Britannia closes the curtain.

History

Identifier

5752.mp4 | IWMFILM542-low.mp4

Subject

Home Front | Imperial Forces | Propaganda | Somme | Western Front | Women

Creator

Kinsella and Morgan

Date

1917

Date Created

01/01/1917

Temporal Date

31/12/1917

Spatial

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 542

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

National War Savings Committee