• Short Summary

    Young women talk about the kind of work they want to do for the war effort.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The call for women - Pathe Gazette interviews the 20s and 21s".

    Location of events unknown.

    Women in various occupations being interviewed on their views of the new conscription for women and talking about the kind of war work they want to do.

    C/U of interviewer talking to a young woman about female conscription scheme. M/S of hairdresser and woman customer in conversation. The hairdresser announces she will be joining the Women's Land Army. When the woman asks who will do her hair, the hairdresser answers: "I suggest you wear it straight, like Hitler's!"

    M/S of interviewer talking to a woman by a newspaper kiosk. Woman explains she wants to help build Spitfires as "my boy's in the RAF and I'd feel I was helping him". A shop assistant in a milliners tells the interviewer she wants to join the services "because it's the uniform that appeals".

    C/Us of two more women being interviewed, they wear uniforms - could be shop workers? The first says she would like to work in a munitions factory, she says "I would like to make one big bomb so as to polish off that there man". The second woman says she would like to join the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) as there is plenty of variety and "who knows, I might meet a Sergeant Major". We hear the interviewer and cameraman laughing.

    Note: item is good insight into ordinary women's opinions of working and war.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:18:00 / 01:14:42:00

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