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A Peter Strausfeld animation, encouraging the public to use the telephone more sparingly in wartime.

Government sponsored film 1944 2 mins

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A wartime cartoon explaining how overuse of the telephone network by the public could impact on those who depended on it for the war effort. Social calls were deemed especially unwelcome, with culprits advised to; "remember the telephone is a weapon of war and think twice before you make a trunk call".