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Title:EVERY LITTLE HELPS (first version) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 447A
Summary: British propaganda film on food saving and producing activities in Ilford, Essex, 1918.
Description: A schoolmaster drives a tram as a part-time job. Other men board lorries taking them to work part-time on farms on Sundays. They are "of all classes, from lawyers to navvies". People without local allotments travel by special trains to distant allotment patches. A man ploughs with a two-horse hand plough. Schoolboys dig on the land. Boys collect waste for pigfood from house to house. "It is the 'little bit more' that counts. What are YOU doing ?"
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical (object name)
industry, British - craft (object name)
agriculture, British - arable (object name)
agriculture, British - animal (object name)
animals, mammals: pig (object name)
Ilford, Essex, England, UK (geography)
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: 608 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Summary: see the B version which conveys the same message under the same title, but is virtually a completely different film, and the X version, 341 feet long, which is similar to the A version but opens with a scene of farm pigs being fed from a trough. The X version was formerly IWM 547