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Title:WORKER AND WAR-FRONT MAGAZINE ISSUE NO 6 [Main Title]
Film Number:UKY 455
Summary: The sixth in a series of Ministry of Information "news magazine" compilations issued for screening in factory canteens etc.
Description: I. A factory, most of whose workers are women, makes barrage balloons and rubber dinghies for the RAF. Film includes some good material of manufacture (eg trial inflation of balloons with air, which enables inspectors to check seams from inside the balloon) and film of the factory's products in use.
II. An explanation of the workings of "Airgraph" communications. Letters to servicemen overseas are written on a standard form, microfilmed and sent by air in this miniaturised form (at an enormous saving in airfreight expenses) to a centre near their destination, where photographic prints are made and delivered. Film follows one wife's letter to her husband through all processes, and includes hints ("don't fold your airgraph") and reminders of the importance of letters to servicemen.
III. As a tribute to the USSR, a Rhondda Valley village choir sings a translation of a patriotic Russian anthem; contrasting film shows choir members at their normal work.