Pathé: Dave and Dusty
The National Archives education team’s film of the month highlights a Pathé film relating to current events, anniversaries or key topics that you may be covering in the classroom.
This month’s clip is ‘Dave and Dusty’ – a film about a small boy and his dog in awe of an expensive Rolls Royce.
With this film, students could consider:
- Why this film was made?
- What does this film show about life after the Second World War?
- What does this film show about class after the Second World War?
- What does the film show about ‘Rolls Royce’ as a British Brand?
- This film was made in 1947, how does it fit into the context of that year?
This film could be used in conjunction with our themed collection on Attlee’s Britain, as an example of changing technology over time or as an example of changing society over time.