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Title:STAND BY THE MEN WHO HAVE STOOD BY YOU [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 542
Other titles:KINCARTOONS [Series Title]
Summary: Cartoon, newsreel and acted appeal for the British people to buy National War Savings Certificates, 1917 (?).
Description: 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.
Production Details: National War Savings Committee (Production sponsor)
Kinsella and Morgan (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical (object name)
refugees, Belgian - flight (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 299 ft; Running time: 5 mins
Notes: Title: note the change in the series title spelling of the Kinsella and Morgan KINCARTOONS from the Pathe KINKARTOONS when the two men worked for Pathe. This was probably for copyright reasons. Compare with IWM 526
Summary: the film uses the British pre-1972 system of money. One pound contained 20 shillings (s) each of 12 pence (d). Conventionally a sum such as fifteen shillings and six pence could be written 15/6