British Instructional Films.
A Quarterly Chronicle of Current Events. Historical Adviser - A.L. Rowse, All Souls College, Oxford. Third Quarter 1946. Footage of peace conference in Paris attended by foreign ministers of many countries is inter-cut with various war footage. Experiments with atomic warfare in the sea off Bikini Island. Shots of war torn countries and those affected by war. People queuing for food, prisoners awaiting repatriation, passports being checked. Shooting in the streets, stretcher bearers, a woman crying surrounded by her belongings. Palestine: street scenes, Arabs and Jewish immigrants are shown, military presence, refugees arriving on a liner. Shots of a riot within a refugee camp. A burning boat is shown as commentary describes how Jewish extremists have launched attacks on British troops. "Gangs of terrorists" are rounded up and a large cache of arms is displayed. Drawing up of Peace Treaties in Paris. Trieste: crowds running in the streets with flags, police waving batons. Funeral of American military personnel after Yugoslavian shooting down of aircraft. Shown at the peace conference: Attlee, Burns, Molotov. Mr Burns makes a speech about the Soviet Union. Mr Henry Wallace resigns. Nuremberg: trial of key Nazi activists. Shots of German people reading newspapers about the trial. Queen Elizabeth liner sails into New York harbour on her maiden voyage as "a ship of peace". Delegates for the United Nations conference disembark. Foreign ministers meet around round table. Shots of those affected by war. The young and the elderly with their possessions around them.