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The Balance, Documentary, 1947 IMDB

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dsl SX

2014-08-31 03:44

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Very patronising film to explain that Britain has to work jolly hard making things but they have to be exported for the balance of payments, so there's nowt in the shops and it's all rationed anyway. And just to prove how complicated global trade is -
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- we send wheat to the US who sends cocoa to West Africa, who send bicycles to the UK. Or something like that.

Brief glimpses:
tractor (Fordson??) at 01-28
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a strange farming thing at 01-35
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- some sort of rotivator?? If AUG is number plate, it's early 1935. If identifiable, I'll give it a page - it looks self-powered not towed.

traction engine at 01-52
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- again a page if identifiable

johnfromstaffs EN

2014-08-31 10:06

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Suggested reading: -

Austerity Britain 1945 - 1951 by David Kynaston.

dsl SX

2014-08-31 13:08

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@jfs - thanks. Nice cheap copy from Amazon....

johnfromstaffs EN

2014-08-31 18:45

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I hope that you enjoy it, and you can then follow up with Family Britain, 1951 to 1957 by the same author.

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