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Action on the Home Front

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_004


  • circa 1942-1944



A preliminary index of the film based on the version received has been created. • Clip.01.dv: 0 - 0:12 Title card “Action on the Home Front – Produced by – H.F. Chenoweth-Films”; 00:00:12 alarm clock wakes man in bed, man turns on radio to radio station FOOD, voiceover regarding farm production during WWII, “food fights for freedom”; 00:01:07 voiceover continues as scene changes to male & female farmers milking cows in a barn, preparing milk for pick-up by milk hauler; 00:01:38 milk truck delivers milk cans to a processing plant where milk is prepared for shipment to troops or civilians, plant in Lincoln produced over 3 million pounds previous year, products include evaporated milk, dry milk; 00:03:05 Omaha plant pasteurizes milk for use by local military and civilians for use, bottling room; ends at 00:03:30 • Clip.02.dv: 0 – picks up in middle of plant clip; 00:00:13 boys & girls of the 4H are doing their part, highlights participants at the Nebraska State Fair with cows, clothing; Midwestern farm “as one big factory”; 00:01:20 champion 4H bread baking duo; 00:02:59 largest hog shown at 1944 Nebraska State Fair; 00:03:10 4H auction at 1944 Aksarben show; 00:04:02 1944 Farmer’s Day at Yankton, SD featuring WAC band from Des Moines, Typical Farmer of the Year Award, appearance of the Lone Ranger; concludes with the “Midwest farmer has his work to do and he will be in there pitching until the boys come home”; 00:06:32.

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This film was received in digital format and had been divided into multiple clips before donation. Criss Library staff have edited the clips together here for ease of viewing.

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Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

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