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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.