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Title:ENROL FOR NATIONAL SERVICE AND BACK UP THE BOYS IN THE TRENCHES [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 524
Summary: British documentary encouraging people to join voluntary Home Front labour organisations, 1918.
Description: Men prepare the ground for sowing spring corn, plant the seeds in rows, water them using hoses, and plough with horse-drawn ploughs. The film quotes Lloyd George on the need for more volunteers. A mechanical reaper at work. Men pitch hay onto wagons to take to the hayloft. A steam-driven threshing machine pours corn into sacks. A "farm labourer and his lass" walk and talk together romantically. The film emphasises the financial and health advantages of farm labour. Skilled mechanics are also needed to run farm machinery. A steam tractor pulls first a plough then a rake. A mechanical thresher at work. The steam tractor pulls wagons, then carries hurdles for a pen into which sheep are collected.