Save Fuel (1942)

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    Title reads: "M of I - Government Official" Ministry of Information public information trailer SAVE FUEL GV a family at home. The father is making up the fire, the women are preparing a cooked meal and ironing. A man dressed as a wizard (a very home made looking outfit!) appears in the middle of the room. 'I am the fuel demon' he announces. 'and I have come to inform you that this waste must stop'. CU the well stocked fire in the hearth, cut to factory chimneys with the smoke reversing inside. CU a kettle and saucepan on the gas cooker, cut to factory machinery oven as the flames decrease. Voice-over: 'Waste means want' CU dynamos. CU Steam train. CU army tanks. Voice-over 'Fuel wanted for the war' MS the Magician 'Go easy on the gas' he points to the cooker. CU the factory chimneys smoking again. MS the magician points his wand at a lamp which goes out as he says 'Economise on electric light' Cut to the factory furnace flames increasing. Voice over 'consume less coal'. The hearth fire goes out. Cut to the steam train. GV the magician and family. 'When in doubt go with out' he says before disappearing in a puff of smoke. The family think they can smell burning. CU the iron which has singed a cloth. Next to it is a business card which reads 'Demon Fuel representing the ministry of Fuel and Power, SW1' NB: item was originally part of Gazette issue 42/97. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:2911.08
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    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hMkOy6HxUI
    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 11 months ago
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