STK-ID 41586

Several shots of peasants fighting locust menace with switches, small portable flame throwers, brooms. Some CUs of the insect on wheat kernels, of denuded wheat stalks, of the insects on the ground in the field, on bare ground in village. Shot of men preparing insect killing compound, spraying same. Shots of buildings housing UNRRA's Italian mission. Cut to airport, DC-3's loading up with insecticide, aircrafts taking off, landing. Shots of Jeep towed insecticide sprayers at work in field and in village. Shots of inhabitants in street, of two boys manning a water wheel in field. Shots of women harvesting.


Excerpt from
Locust Plague in Sardinia / Insect Control in South Africa / Aid to Greece and Poland
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio