Reference INF 6/439
Title Any Old Iron (appeal for scrap metal) 1940
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 76
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Manufacturing and materials, Reconstruction and salvage
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Any Old Iron and its non-theatrical version, Feed the Furnaces, released in 1940 by the Ministry of Information. The film addresses the need to salvage scrap iron and steel to help the production of military, agricultural, and industrial equipment. The file contains a shooting script; a shot list; a music cue sheet; production credits; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


agricultural equipment, agriculture, factories, film, freight shipping, industrial equipment, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, infrastructure, iron, metals, military equipment, munitions, munitions industry, railways, raw materials, salvage, steel, sugar, tanks, wastage

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