Wastage of human resources

United States, 1947

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

…The high childbirth death-rate, mortality among young children from accidents and environmentally caused diseases, boys and girls put into time-wasting and dead-end jobs for want of better education and vocational guidance, able-bodied men unemployed, and the aged drifting hopelessly to death, are the hard facts in many parts of the world today. Capping all this in the needless wastage of human manpower is the frightful toll of war Quoted from a review published in the ‘Sun News-Pictorial’ Melbourne 14 April 1950.

Content notification

Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.

Learn more about our collection and our collection policy here. If you come across harmful content on our website that you would like to report, let us know.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection


In ACMI's collection


production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films



Production places
United States
Production dates

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/74482--wastage-of-human-resources/ |title=Wastage of human resources |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=3 March 2024 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}