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Salvage with a smile

Still from film

7 Minutes

Released: 21 October 1940 (UK)

Sponsor: Ministry of Information for Ministry of Agriculture

Production: Ealing Studios

Direction: Adrian Brunel

A serious appeal in light form to housewives to save paper, bones and metal which can ‘provide the raw material for tanks, battleships, guns…'





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