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Title:WORKER AND WAR-FRONT MAGAZINE ISSUE NO 15 [Main Title]
Film Number:UKY 815
Summary: The fifteenth in a series of Ministry of Information "news magazine" compilations issued for screening in factory canteens etc.
Description: I. The 3-woman crew of a narrow-boat barge and towed-boat combination carrying coal on the canals south from the Midlands: the film stresses the skill and arduousness of the work (canal locks etc); slowness of this method of transport paid for in relief on road and rail pressure. Some film of traditional boats and bargees included.
II. The manufacture of fibreglass, and its use in various different forms as insulation (both thermal and electrical).
III. The Stage Door Canteen in London ("where Hollywood and British Stars entertain Allied Forces personnel") opens. Appearances by Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Films of Fact (Production company)
Ross, Duncan (Production individual)
Rotha, Paul19071984British documantary film maker (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Astaire, Fred (person)
Crosby, Bing (person)
Keywords: industry, British - chemical: fibreglass (object name)
ships, British civilian - inland: narrow boat (object name)
ships, British civilian - inland: towed barge (object name)
society, United States - friendship: Stage Door Canteen (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: 920 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Documentation/associated material: credits from DNL.