Public Information Films Of The British Home Front 1939 -1945 £15.85 @ Zavvi
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Public Information Films Of The British Home Front 1939 -1945 £15.85 @ Zavvi

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Found 31st Dec 2009Made hot 31st Dec 2009
Rrp of £25. It's 2 discs and nearly 5 hrs of Mr Cholmondeley-Warner style goodness.

The definitive compilation of Second World War Public Information trailers made for the Ministry of Information; they encouraged greater effort from those fighting on the Home Front. This two-disc set includes cinema trailers from famous campaigns like Is Your Journey Necessary', Dig for Victory', Make-Do and Mend', Careless Talk Costs Life', Food Flashes', Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases', You Can't Be Too Careful', and Look Out in the Blackout!' along with many trailers promoting the necessity of, and creative adaptation to, food rationing and greater household fuel efficiency. Many household names of the era like Tommy Trinder, Cyril Fletcher, Cheerful' Charlie Chester, Old Mother Riley, Jimmy Hanley, Stanley Holloway, Arthur Haynes, a young George Cole and Alastair Sim amongst others feature in these trailers, collected in one massive DVD release, many for the very first time!

An exclusive bonus feature, The Best of Post-War British Public Information Films 1946 1952, gives an insight into the concerns of the post-war world of reconstruction, including an emphasis on productivity for the export drive, the much-feared spectre of diphtheria, recruitment into the forces, the continuing importance of National Savings, and the huge danger of unexploded bombs left over from the war.

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What an excellent prezzie for an elderly relative. This is HOT from me! Good find.:thumbsup:

i really like public information films, voted hot!

Featuring Mr Chumley Warner I presume!

Where's me washboard!

voted hot - really interesting product. might have to look into it.

cubed;7380331

voted hot - really interesting product. might have to look into it.



or watch it

I got this for Christmas, not seen it yet though!

Thanks very much.

Just ordered this for the girlfriend for her birthday next month. She loves anything 1940's. I'm sure this will earn me a few brownie points.

probably be able to get the local library to buy this as an educational aid, save you the money and give others a chance to see it. heat,thanks.

Trash Man;7382686

Thanks very much.Just ordered this for the girlfriend for her birthday … Thanks very much.Just ordered this for the girlfriend for her birthday next month. She loves anything 1940's. I'm sure this will earn me a few brownie points.



;-);-)

Fangs for the mammary..........sang Bob Hope,I wonder if he is starring in these?
Ordered ta :roll:

Interesting material and a good find. Also available from e.g. The Hut at almost identical price. But be aware of one review which states: 'Most of the items in this collection are available on other collections & many in much better quality too. The fact that the producers have decided to add their own voice over & titles over the start of each different chapter hasn't helped either - a very dissapointing product

Fantastic pathe news especially this Burgess Hill school news item: britishpathe.com/rec…261

I especially love the teacher sharing the ciggy with the pupil!
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