Farmer At War

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Main contributors
Office of War Information, Bureau of Motion Pictures; The War Activities Committee of the Motion Picture Industry
Shows how Pennsylvania Dutch communities of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania solved farming problems caused by the war. Emphasizes that the population is largely of German ancestry. Extra physical effort and cooperative farming compensate for shortages of manpower and machinery. Shows farmers doing farm chores, such as milking, feeding, and picking corn without the labor of young men gone to war. A cooperative meets and discusses sharing of scarce farm machinery after church. Contains scenes of farm life in the homes of several farmers. Profile of farmer Moses Zimmerman shows how increased production is being achieved with less farm labor, families are adopting to food rationing. 
Moses Zimmerman : interviewee; Harry Schaeffer : interviewee
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 film reel (10 min., 45 sec.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm 

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