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Ration Books and Rabbit Pies: Films from the Home Front

Synopsis
A selection of public information films, propaganda shorts and adverts from the BFI National Archive. Originally shown in cinemas to British audiences during the Second World War, these films served to boost morale, covering topics which include rationing, staying healthy, how to grow vegetables, cooking tips and salvaging and recycling. These films were crucial to the British war effort and the campaign messaging has been much reproduced in modern advertising to this day. Highlights include KEEP THEM SAFE, KEEP THEM HAPPY (1940), A-TISH-OO (1941) and SALVAGE WITH A SMILE (1940).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2016
Year of production
1940-1944
Subjects
Social Studies; Film studies; History
Keywords
Home Front; propaganda films; World War II; public information films

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
151 minutes
Year
2016

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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