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Summary: British fictional short piece encouraging people to buy War Savings Certificates, 1918.
Description: Anna, a girl from the country, sets out through the flowers with her purse and basket for the post office (actually at Shepperton). She tells the man she meets outside the post office that she can spend four shillings and sixpence out of a pound and still have a pound left. While he looks in amazement she goes into the post office and emerges with a War Savings Certificate, costing 15/6d. "Foive year from now I get a pound for un" she tells him, and trips happily back into the countryside. At the end of the film there is a brief, unrelated, scene of some footballers.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Hepworth Manufacturing Company (Production company)
Edwards, Henry1882-09-181952-11-02 (Production individual)
White, Chrissie (Production cast)
Edwards, Henry1882-09-181952-11-02 (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Post Office (regiment/service)
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical (object name)
Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK (geography)
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: 129 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Credits: taken from an article in 'Pictures and Picturegoer', August 17, 1918, page 189
Summary: the film uses the British pre-1972 system of money, in which a pound contained 20 shillings (s) each of 12 pence (d). By convention sums such as 15 shillings and 6 pence could be written 15/6d. A "tanner" was a nickname for a sixpenny piece
Technical: this film is currently held on one reel with films IWM 1122 and IWM 1123
Remarks: a charming and entertaining little film, made all the more ludicrous by the yokel accents of the captions