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The Port of Cardiff 2

Meat and wheat, oranges and eggs (dried), salmon and peaches (tinned) arrive in Cardiff from Brazil, America, Canada and New Zealand to keep war-time’s wolf from the allied door.

Promotional 1943 25 mins Silent

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Meat and wheat and every kind of treat are being unloaded from cargo ships at Cardiff’s docks during WWII, ensuring that the allies won’t starve before the war is over. By the tonne, from around the world have come oranges, Idaho Cheddar Cheese, dried whole eggs, cling peaches, fruits for salad, spring wheat flour, canned salmon and butter. Steel bars, too, have reached their destination safely.