|Title ID||6152||Collection ID||714|
|Theme||Family life Rural Life Case Study The Home Front|
|Keywords||Autumn Communities Farming Family Horticulture Rural Areas Seasons|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This film shows the harvest taking place in the countryside during 1944. It includes scenes of farm labourers gathering hay and horse-drawn carts being used to transport it.
The film begins with a horse-drawn hay cart, heading out to the fields. Men can be seen using pitch forks to lift the hay on to the cart. In the next shot a tractor draws a reaper-binder which is used to harvest the wheat from the field. Further views of the countryside follow, with more shots of hay-carts and labourers in the fields. A man is shown bundling the hay up into Bales, which are then lifted back on to a cart by several men.
In the next half of the film, Mr. Newman is seen accompanied by friends in a garden. The camera cuts to a close-up of a little boy smiling up into the camera, as he plays with a toy boat in the pond. His daughter, Margaret, is also playing beside him. In the next frame a barrage balloon is seen descending in a nearby field. The film ends as the camera pans across the landscape of fields dotted with hay bales.