Reference INF 6/495
Title Ditching 1942
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 217
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, War Agricultural Executive Committees


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Ditching, released in 1942 by the Ministry of Information and the Central Office of Information. The film addresses the need to ditch agricultural land following the harvest to prepare for the coming seasons. The file contains a commentary script; and a document relating to the film's commissioning, music, and finances.


agricultural equipment, agricultural production, agriculture, cattle, clay, culture, drainage, employment, farmers, film, finance, food supplies, labour supply, land usage, livestock, music, propaganda, public morale, water supply, winter

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