Hemp for Victory

I came across this in my 40’s movies marathon. It’s a 1942 short film that teaches American farmers how to grow hemp, to help the war effort. There are so many things right about this: Getting a contemporary closeup view of a single cog in the war machine of World War 2. The nerdy pleasure of seeing every stage of the process from plant to rope. The machines – oh, the beautiful machines. It always thrills me to see what machines can do without computer technology.

And then there’s this brief image:

One Response to Hemp for Victory

  1. Arnfinn Pettersen says:

    Jeg går for tiden rundt med en Tilley-hatt i hamp på hodet. En opplevelse som anbefales:

    http://www.tilleyuk.com/detail.asp?catId=13&gender=m&extractBy=CategoryId&id=1&productNo=TH5

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