Reference INF 6/561
Title The World of Plenty (world strategy of food) 1942-1943
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 318
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Agriculture and food supply, Rationing, licensing, and price control
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Locations Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ceylon, China, Cuba, Denmark, Eire, Florida, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Java, Natal, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, United States of America, West Indies
Organisations Women's Land Army


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film The World of Plenty, released in 1942-1943 by the Ministry of Information. The film addresses world food production and trade, illustrating the pre-war situation, the subsequent strains of war, and the potential post-war food situation. The file contains shooting scripts; production credits; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


agricultural production, agriculture, alcohol, alcoholic spirits, bacon, beans, British Dominions, butter, cattle, cereals, cheese, children, civil consumption, coal, coffee, coupons, dairy, eggs, exports, farmers, film, fish, fishing, food supplies, freight shipping, fruit, healthcare, imports, industrial equipment, industry, land usage, Lend-Lease, livestock, meat, milk, nutrition, onions, overseas trade, pork, post-war planning, potatoes, pottery, poverty, price controls, prices, ration books, rationing, raw materials, reconstruction, rice, schools, standard of living, submarines, sugar, surplus, tea, textiles, vegetables, wages, wheat, whisky

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