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Summary: WWI propaganda film encouraging people to send parcels of home comforts to British soldiers at the Front shows the administration and operation of the scheme and how all sections of female society in London are volunteering in the production of hand-made articles for "Tommy" (the typical British soldier).
Description: Subtitled "The work of the Department of the Director General Voluntary Organisations including the Camps Library". Introductory shot of the Director General Sir Edward Ward seated in his office in Scotland House, London, overseeing the voluntary work connected with the supply of comforts for the Armies in the field and for the sick and wounded in Military Hospitals at home and overseas. "All classes are helping" - a soldier's wife knits a muffler for her soldier husband, their blond daughter beside a pram; "West End [London] Drawing room scene - ladies seated round table, described as officer's wives, knit various articles needed by "our Tommies".