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Summary: A fictional story, showing the war-time training of women factory workers.
Description: A typist, moved by an advertisement in a newspaper, decides to volunteer for war work. The Employment Exchange refer her to a Government training centre where she learns about the making and fitting of aeroplane parts. (A class is shown learning about blueprints; 'Jane' is shown how to use a hacksaw and other tools, including a Vernier gauge for measuring, while other girls learn the use of lathes, miniature lathes, welding etc. They receive pay while at the centre). The centre find her and a friend their first job, in a factory manufacturing Spitfires. After scenes of factory life - (Billeting officer finds them 'digs' - construction of airframe and wings - tea-break - clocking out for lunch - washroom - canteen, including dinner hour concert) - a finished Spitfire is wheeled out and takes off. Recruiting appeal.
Production Details: Ministry of Labour (Production sponsor)
Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Verity (Production company)
Cooper, Harold (Production individual)
Carr, James (Production individual)
Box, Sydney (Production individual)
Browne, Bernard G (Production individual)
Durst, John (Production individual)
Firth, Anne1918-08-011967British actress. (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: industry, British - aircraft: Supermarine Spitfire (object name)
propaganda, British - practical: recruitment, women workers (object name)
society, British - education (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: 790 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: The factory location has been identified by an independent film researcher as Castle Bromwich.