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Give 'em Beans

The Film


Running Time
04 min 35 s

Short piece encouraging people in Britain to eat beans, with Canadian lumberjacks as an example of people who do, May 1918.

Canadian lumberjacks at work stop for their main meal of beans. In stop-action, a packet of beans and some pork fat are shown as their main food. Beans are an energiser’, the lumberjacks continue work at high speed (camera deliberately undercranked).


Unidentified North American Indian Serving with the Canadian Forestry Corps in Britain, 1915-1918 Canadian Foresters in Windsor Park Personnel of the Canadian Forestry Corps Loading Timber, Gerardmer, France. February 1919