Reference INF 6/494
Title How to Thatch 1941
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 216
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, Region 6: Southern (Reading HQ)
Locations Berkshire
Organisations Central Office of Information


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film How to Thatch, released in 1941 by the Ministry of Information and the Central Office of Information. The film addresses the need to thatch agricultural storage facilities to prevent damage to harvested crops. The file contains a commentary script; and a document relating to the film's commissioning, finances, and music.


agricultural production, agriculture, cereals, construction, culture, employment, farmers, film, finance, food supplies, harvests, housing, labour supply, music, propaganda, public morale, reserve stocks, rye

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