Film: 7795

War + Military | 1940 | Sound | B/W

Synopsis:

How to Make do and Mend public information film from World War Two with a fashion show at Harrods for women showing how to convert your father's old suit into a smart suit for yourself , women's clothes made from scraps on show as if the height of fashion. Woman's upper class voiceover. Comical scene of husband leaving home to fork with no trousers on.
Rationing of clothes during World War Two.
Reinforcements going to the front line in Italy
'The Other Man's Job'. 'equipment for airborne troops' Folding bike manufacture, male and female workers in the factory. Rows of bikes ready for transportation. Construction of metal cylinders for paratroopers. Making tough wheels and structure of motorised paratrooper bikes.


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