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Title:WORKER AND WAR-FRONT MAGAZINE ISSUE NO 10 [Main Title]
Film Number:UKY 459
Summary: The tenth in a series of Ministry of Information "news magazine" compilations issued for screening in factory canteens etc.
Description: I. In a scheme sponsored by CEMA, the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts, the Ballet Rambert visits a Midlands factory. Workers and dancers meet, the company rehearses, then put on a performance of 'Peter and the Wolf' in the canteen.
II. An item showing a photographer taking pictures of a day's work for two women carters, intended for inclusion in 'British Ally', a paper about Britain's war effort published (in Russian) in Moscow.
III. Mechanics in a workshop take their "holiday" by helping bring in the harvest at a volunteer agricultural camp. After film showing them working in the fields and relaxing in the camp, they are seen back at their ordinary jobs, recommending the experience.
IV. The manufacture, from paper, of jettisonable fuel tanks which enable fighters to provide cover for daylight bomber forces up to a greater distance from England. Production techniques are quite well shown.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Paul Rotha Productions (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Ballet Rambert (regiment/service)
Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (regiment/service)
Keywords: agriculture, British - arable: harvest (object name)
arts, British - dance: Ballet Rambert (object name)
arts, Russian - music: Prokofiev, Sergei & Peter and the Wolf (object name)
economics, British national - employment: agricultural workers (object name)
industry, British - general: disposable paper fuel tanks (object name)
journalism and record, British - photographer (object name)
journalism and record, Russian - press: British Ally (object name)
GB, England & <Midlands> (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: 1080 ft; Running time: 12 mins
Notes: Title: this series continues to issue no 18 (although the Museum's holding is incomplete) under nos UKY 812 - 818.