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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

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A short German film talking about rationing.

There's a 12 minute version without voiceover here

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Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): crouch end

Comment by StephenBln on October 10, 2010 at 11:51
Presumably made for the British & American zones in Western Germany known as the BiZone and sectors in Berlin.
Rationing existed in Germany from 1939 until 1950, ending four years earlier than in the UK. The deutsche Mark (DM) was introduced in the Western Zones in 1948 and literally overnight the shortages in food and goods were ended. By 1950 the so-called Wirstschaftswunder or Economic Miracle was well under way..

I think this was made to let people know that in Germany regardless of the defeat and destruction they didn't have it quite so bad at all.
Comment by Hugh on October 10, 2010 at 13:46
Did you watch the longer version also?
Comment by Alan on April 28, 2015 at 16:14

The version I saw was in English and longer.

Comment by Hugh on April 28, 2015 at 16:22

As I remember it, Pathe has two versions - the one above and a ten minute one without sound. Is there another?

Comment by Alan on April 28, 2015 at 19:20

You linked to the German version. Sorry for confusion, the one I reffered to was silent but various duplicate views in B&W, claiming to be N19..

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