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Summary: An explanation, by means of animated 'Isotype' diagrams, of the need for salvage.
Description: Extremely simple pictures demonstrate the need for scrap to make good materials lost in the Atlantic - also how a family could waste a few ounces of scrap in a day (eg some tins, some paper and a light-bulb) when the same amount of scrap, matched by all the families of Britain could, each day, replace a whole lost ship-load.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Paul Rotha Productions (Production company)
Rotha, Paul19071984British documantary film maker (Production individual)
Isotype Institute (Production individual)
Science Films (Production individual)
Meyer, Ernst H (Production individual)
Hallatt, Henry (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical: appeal for scrap (object name)
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: 1
Footage: 560 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Remarks: visually rather unexciting, but the film's main drawbacks are chronic repetitiveness in an annoying rhyming commentary.