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Title:EVERY LITTLE HELPS (second version) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 447B
Summary: British propaganda film on food saving and producing activities in Ilford, Essex, 1918.
Description: The film stresses the need for part-time work to win the war. A schoolmaster drives a tram. Ladies make bandages, limb supports and other hospital items. Carpenters make crutches. Elderly part-time workers chop wood in a timber yard. Women collect rhubarb for jam. Schoolchildren collect blackberries which are then taken to a factory. Boys in their mid-teens, wearing school uniform, plant cabbages. Boys of the Naval Brigade collect waste food from door to door as pigfood. Food collected by other boys is loaded into sacks for farmers and given to pigs. Lawyers, businessmen, tradesmen and labourers work to clear a waterlogged ditch on a farm on a Saturday afternoon. The film ends with a message, "You can help. Seek out your local Part-Time Committee and find a job. If you have no such committee, start one. The Ministry of National Service will help you".
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical (object name)
agriculture, British - arable (object name)
agriculture, British - animal (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: 389 ft; Running time: 7 mins
Notes: Summary: see the A version which conveys the same message with the same title but is virtually a completely different film