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Title:WORKER AND WAR-FRONT MAGAZINE ISSUE NO 18 [Main Title]
Film Number:UKY 818
Summary: The last issue of WORKER AND WAR-FRONT magazine.
Description: I. A 'Blessing in Disguise' item: the two problems of the disposal of rubble from bomb sites and the recurrent flooding of Hackney playing fields are able to solve each other. The rubble is dumped and spread over the playing field area to raise the level out of flood danger.
II. A detailed account of the techniques used to reclaim magnesia from seawater.
III. Wedgwood potteries factory moves to a new, architect planned, site in the country: the plans (film has already illustrated unpleasant consequences of unplanned industrialisation) include a self-contained "garden village" for the workers, and all the most modern methods for improving work techniques and conditions, proving ("if proof were needed") that better conditions help production. Skilled craftsmanship tradition lives on in the new surroundings.
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: Joshua Wedgwood (regiment/service)
Keywords: arts, British - architecture: Wedgwood factory (object name)
buildings, British - commercial: Wedgwood factory (object name)
engineering, civil, British (object name)
industry, British - chemical: magnesia extraction (object name)
industry, British - craft: pottery (object name)
GB, England & London, E <Hackney - Playing Fields> (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: 988 ft; Running time: 11 mins
Notes: Documentation/associated material: credits from DNL.