• Short Summary

    Man and woman planting potatoes during the war

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: A New Version

    ENGLAND:
    INT/EXT

    ENGLAND


    MAIN TITLE

    (7ft)


    TITLE: "COME INTO THE GARDEN, MAUD ...."

    (10ft)


    LV. Woman in drawing room, looking through window, shakes her head.

    (18ft)


    TITLE: "I'M WORKING HERE ALONE".

    (21ft)


    SV. Her husband digging in the garden, mops his brow, then waves an invitation to join him.

    (27ft)


    SV. Woman at window turns away.

    (37ft)


    TITLE: "I'M SICK OF THIS OLD WAR. I WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING DECENT TO DO".

    (42ft)


    SCU. Woman listlessly arranging flowers in vase in drawing room, then walks over to the french window & joins her husband in the garden.

    (64ft)


    TITLE: "WELL, YOU'VE SPOILT THE LAWN IT TOOK US ALL THAT TIME TO MAKE".

    (69ft)


    SV. Woman & husband in garden.

    (73ft)


    TITLE: "SHOULDN'T WE BE A BIT ASHAMED OF OUR LAWN, DEAR, IF WE KNEW THAT PEOPLE WERE STARVING FOR WANT OF THE FOOD WE MIGHT HAVE GROWN.

    (84ft)


    SV. Woman & husband in garden.

    (88ft)


    SV. (An imaginary vision). Mother & two children with pinched hungry faces.

    (93ft)


    SV. Woman walks away from husband.

    (98ft)


    SV. He shakes his head in despair, then resumes his digging.

    (102ft)


    TITLE: THAT EVENING

    (104ft)


    SV. Woman now dressed in Women's Land Army overalls & carrying a fork, comes into the garden - a little reluctantly at first, then resolutely.

    (108ft)


    SV. Woman & husband working side by side - he is digging, she is in planting potatoes.

    (124ft)


    TITLE: "OH, I'M SO TIRED & DIRTY, BUT ......"

    (127ft)


    SV. Woman sitting on the ground, talking to her husband, then resumes planting potatoes.

    (134ft)


    TITLE: AND THE MORAL IS THAT ONE IS HAPPIER DOING USEFUL WORK THAN LOAFING AROUND DRAWING ROOMS.

    (143ft)


    SV. Woman & husband working in their new potato plot.

    (148ft)

    children, hard labour, farming, planting, poor, WWI, World War I, First World War
    Background: Man and woman planting potatoes during the war

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BGADVAERET8PG2HS4CJJFDFP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BGADVAERET8PG2HS4CJJFDFP
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1918
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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