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Title:WORKER AND WAR-FRONT MAGAZINE ISSUE NO 8 [Main Title]
Film Number:UKY 457
Summary: The eighth in a series of Ministry of Information "news magazine" compilations issued for screening in factory canteens etc.
Description: I. Fairly detailed study of the processes involved in the manufacture of De Havilland Mosquito aircraft, from the arrival of timber (Canadian birch) for the preparation of plywood through several processes to completed aircraft.
II. An animated cartoon warning against Sepsis, drawn by Giles, scripted by E C Bentley and spoken by Stanley Holloway: a munitions worker is too "tough" to take a minor injury to the treatment room and falls victim to "that dreadful thing called general blood-poisoning."
III. The lobby of a blitzed cinema, converted to a workshop, is producing mine detectors. The workshop mainly employs women, one of them supposedly the wife of a sapper who uses detectors of the type she works on in North Africa. Film of sappers in action, as well as of the manufacture and testing of detectors.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Paul Rotha Productions (Production company)
Giles, Carl (Production individual)
Bentley, E Clerihew (Production individual)
Holloway, Stanley (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: De Havilland Mosquito (object name)
buildings, British - commercial: cinema & [wrecked] (object name)
equipment, British military - damage control: mine detector (object name)
industry, British - aircraft: De Havilland Mosquito (object name)
industry, British - general: mine detectors (object name)
medical, British - preventative: sepsis (object name)
operations, British military - mines: clearance (object name)
society, British - hygiene (object name)
North Africa (geography)
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: 970 ft; Running time: 11 mins