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Title:THE STORY OF THE CAMEL AND THE STRAW - NEW VERSION [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 538
Other titles:KINCARTOONS [Series Title]
Summary: Cartoon appeal for the purchase of National War Savings Certificates in Britain, 1918.
Description: The cartoonist draws a scene which animates itself. A pair of scales marked VICTORY equally balanced, with John Bull on one side and the Kaiser on the other. Money piled on the scales keeps them balanced. Finally a working class figure adds 15/6d to the British scale, tipping the balance and knocking the Kaiser over. John Bull congratulates him. A German face drawn on a savings card is "blotted out" with sixpenny savings stamps, encouraging child savings. John Bull encourages the scheme, stressing that certificates can be bought from banks, stockbrokers, post offices and many shops.
Production Details: National War Savings Committee (Production sponsor)
Kinsella and Morgan (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical (object name)
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: 276 ft; Running time: 5 mins
Notes: Summary: see also the rest of the KINCARTOONS series and the Pathe KINKARTOONS series. 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 15/6