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Dig for victory

Still from film

7 Minutes

Released: 1942

Sponsor: Ministry of Information and Ministry of Agriculture

Production: Spectator

Commentary by: Roy Hay

An appeal to everyone during wartime to ‘Dig for victory' by cultivating vegetables for the good of the country and their own better health.

The production file held at the National Archives – TNA: INF 6 / 507 states that ‘a re-edited version was made by Spectator for inclusion in the fortnightly reels for Russia' and that material was used from other Ministry of Information Films including ‘How to dig', ‘Sowing and planting' and ‘Cultivation'.

The motifs of the boot and spade and basket brimming with vegetables also featured in the poster campaign – see TNA: INF 3/98.

 

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