Trailer - Learn To Cook (1942)

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    Titles read: "MofI GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL". C/U of a poster on a wall reading "Learn To Cook - The ATS WAAF and WRNS Need You". A group of women look at the poster and discuss it, saying they want a change (from cooking), they can't cook anyway and they want to do something exciting. One woman turns towards camera and says in a rather plummy voice "Well, I think I'd like to be a cook". She explains to the others that without cooks you can't win a war and that an army marches on its stomach. Montage of shots shows soldiers marching along then breaking into a run. There are no cooks at the army kitchen and the men bang their cups and cutlery on the tables. Sailors walk along and wave their hats at some catering girls carrying baking trays. Airmen try to taste some food from a frying pan but a kitchen girl slaps their hands with an implement. Several shots of women at work in kitchens. In one shot the plummy woman turns round and points a spoon at us, saying "and there's room for you too!". Titles superimposed over plummy woman dishing out grub read "Cooks Are Wanted For The Forces - What About YOU?". 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: Join us on Facebook at: Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:1346.25
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    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 11 months ago
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