Several Vintage Salvage Films Available from British Pathé

British Pathé recently put a wide variety of vintage film clips online, and a search for “salvage” unearthed the following World War II-era films:

George Formby – Salvage Collector (1940).

Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) visits salvage centers (1941).

A report on American aluminum collection efforts (1941).

Comedian Syd Walker stars in a film advocating the scrapping of old gramophone records (1942).

Rubber salvage clip with actor Basil Rathbone (1942).

Female workers salvage from scrapped automobiles at Crystal Palace, London (1943).

UK Minister of Information propaganda cartoon “Salvage Saves Shipping” (1943).

Cartoon instructing citizens on the proper sorting of salvage (1943).

Those are just a few of the wartime clips on salvage efforts; the archive is easy to search and provides a fascinating glimpse of history.

 

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One thought on “Several Vintage Salvage Films Available from British Pathé

  1. Ursula Syrova

    We are loving these out here in Sunnyvale! “All the work is done by the ‘gentle sex.’ Ladies, we salute you!” (Us “ladies” here in the Recycling Program are wishing we had gloves made from recycled car upholstery, though!)

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