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Summary: An instructional film on the construction and use of a simple outdoor cooking stove.
Description: The film suggests that the stove could be constructed by and for individual families, but chiefly has in mind larger community efforts for bombed-out streets, or areas where gas/electricity is cut off. The construction of the stoves is explained step-by-step (the stove is to burn wood etc, and is made from bricks, a sheet of metal and a bit of piping, held together by what is called 'pug' - in effect mud). Hints are then given on the use of it, and a meal (stew and a vegetable, steamed pudding, and tea) is shown in preparation on such a stove and being served to a group of people, with additional hints on saving crockery etc.
Production Details: Ministry of Food (Production sponsor)
Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Films of Great Britain (Production company)
Buchanan, Andrew (Production individual)
Cooper, Henry (Production individual)
Anderson, James (Production individual)
Grisewood, Frederick Henry18881972British freelance broadcaster (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical: building an emergency stove (object name)
society, British - sustenance (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: 785 ft; Running time: 8 mins