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Summary: A Halas and Batchelor cartoon, explaining the food situation in Britain.
Description: Shipping formerly used to import much of the food consumed is now otherwise occupied, and agriculture cannot fulfil all requirements (meat, milk, vegetables and wheat). The film consequently makes an appeal for everyone to grow as many vegetables as possible - a good animated sequence shows vegetables 'growing' and marching off to enlist. Closing titles "Dig for Victory - Next Winter may be a matter of life or death".
Production Details: Ministry of Agriculture (Production sponsor)
Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Realist (Production company)
Sainsbury, Frank (Production individual)
Anstey, Edgar (Production individual)
Halas, John (Production individual)
Batchelor, Joy (Production individual)
Meyer, Ernst H (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical: Dig for Victory (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: 464 ft; Running time: 5 mins