Reference INF 6/432
Title Salvage with a Smile (recycling waste material for war material) 1940
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 58
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Bombing and Attacks on the Population, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Reconstruction and salvage
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Salvage with a Smile, released in 1940 by the Ministry of Information. The film addresses the steps that civilians can take at home to increase the amount of salvageable materials available for the war effort, such as animal bones, waste paper, and scrap metals. The file contains a shooting script; a shot list; production credits; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


aircraft, clothing, copper, explosives, fertilisers, film, food processing, iron, metals, military equipment, munitions, munitions industry, paper, salvage, steel, tanks, warships, wastage

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