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Title:WORKER AND WAR-FRONT MAGAZINE ISSUE NO 2 [Main Title]
Film Number:UKY 451
Summary: The second in a series of Ministry of Information "news magazine" compilations issued for screening in factory canteens etc.
Description: I. An item contrasting a 1942 Agricultural show with the Royal Agricultural Society show in Windsor Great Park in 1939. The pomp and ceremony of the earlier event have given way to more serious efforts to teach and learn. Brief shots of George Stapleton, Lloyd George, Robert Hudson; commentary makes usual point of regretting that a war was needed before agriculture was appreciated.
II. The National Union of Seamen, bombed out of London, have acquired a "stately home" for office space and contemplate continuing its use after the war; film considers this pattern a potential salvation for England's troubled country houses.
III. Schemes to extend part-time employment of housewives in factories - day nurseries, child-minder schemes, careful working-out of time schedules, etc. Film stresses that part-timers are reinforcements, not intruders.
IV. Talent night at a USSR factory, in its own theatre; the film also shows the performers at their normal shop floor tasks.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Paul Rotha Productions (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Hudson, Robert (person)
Lloyd George, David (person)
Stapleton, George (person)
National Union of Seamen (regiment/service)
Keywords: agriculture, British - animal (object name)
economics, British general - fairs: agricultural show (object name)
economics, British general - industrial relations (object name)
economics, British national - employment (object name)
industry, British - general (object name)
industry, Russian - general (object name)
recreation, Russian civilian - theatre: workers' talent night (object name)
society, British - education: day nurseries (object name)
Royal Agricultural Show & 1939 (event)
Royal Agricultural Show & 1942 (event)
GB, England & Windsor, Berks <Windsor Great Park> (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: 875 ft; Running time: 10 mins