Reference INF 6/492
Title Kill that Rat 1940
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 214
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes News and information channels, Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Agriculture and food supply
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Organisations Central Office of Information


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Kill That Rat, released in 1940 by the Ministry of Information and the Central Office of Information. The film addresses the need to exterminate rats to prevent the loss of food. The file contains production credits; a commentary script; and a document relating to the film's commissioning, finances, and music.


agricultural production, agriculture, construction, construction materials, culture, dairy, disease, employment, farmers, film, finance, food processing, food supplies, gas, harvests, livestock, metals, milk, music, potatoes, poultry, propaganda, public health, public morale, rural areas, sanitation, seeds, vegetables, vermin

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