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Summary: The many aspects of Scotland's (military and civilian) rôle in the war effort.
Description: Film opens with Stirling Castle and Bannockburn fields as background to claim that Scots soldiers always have had a free Scotland to come home to: continuity for the film is thus provided by the theme (and shots) of a homecoming soldier. The bulk of the film consists of brief looks at various activities, explaining their importance in the war - farming in the Lowlands - coal mining - forestry and timber - steel production - the docks - the women's Land Army - (Reel 2) Highland sheep farming - textiles (well planned sequence, from sheep in previous scene to soldier trying on new jacket, which leads into next) - soldiers on exercises - sailors on a minesweeper - Clyde shipbuilding - fisheries. Then follow (scripted) speeches from 'typical workers' and film closes with the 'homecoming' soldier setting off once more.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Strand (Production company)
Elliott, Jack (Production individual)
Shaw, Alexander (Production individual)
Taylor, Donald19111966British film producer and director. (Production individual)
Lautour, Charles de (Production individual)
Jago, Jo (Production individual)
Rhind, Al (Production individual)
Davie, Cedric Thorpe (Production individual)
Mathieson, Muir (Production individual)
Blake, George (Production individual)
MacDonnell, A G (Production individual)
Macleod, Joseph Todd Gordon19031984 (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: agriculture, British - animal: sheep (object name)
industry, British - general (object name)
propaganda, British - inspirational (object name)
society, British - history (object name)
GB, Scotland & Bannockburn, Stir (geography)
GB, Scotland & Stirling, Stir <Stirling Castle> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 1810 ft; Running time: 20 mins
Notes: Remarks: commentary in tones of friendly nationalism; some dialect problems in final scenes.