• Short Summary

    Entertaining fantasy item showing how things might be after the war has ended.

  • Description

    No title - Fantasy item about how things will be after the war.

    Location of events unknown.

    Intertitle - 'War'. 'Victory' 'Peace.'

    M/S of a man dressed as Old Father Time saying it was a people's war. Various shots of people taking their pots and pans to a big pile. Various shots as they are melted down and shredded in factories to be made into aeroplanes. M/S of diagram showing a pan shaped hole in an aeroplane because they were one short. Diagram of completed aeroplane.

    M/S showing that, after the war, the world is one big arsenal of weapons. M/S showing a formerly dapper man wearing a utility suit with a top hat. M/S of a drawing of a terrier dog, another shows it wearing gas mask, tin hat, ration pack with a Union Jack flag tied to its tail. M/S of a man superimposed in a drawing of a tank which he is riding like a bus.

    Various shots of photographs of landmarks such as Big Ben and St. Paul's Cathedral superimposed onto shots of the countryside showing they have been evacuated. M/S of the last onion preserved in a Kensington museum, and a pound of sugar in the case with the crown jewels. M/S of man reading advert which says 'the nation wants pots and pans, please give your spitfires!' Various shots of Ministry of Pots and Pans asking for weapons to make into cooking utensils. Various shots of a letter telling people they must have their income tax back or they will be arrested!

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    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:29:00 / 01:48:55:00
    NSP 256

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