Reel 1. Associated British Pathe presents a Quarterly Review of Current Affairs. Summing Up. Winter to Spring 1949. Berlin: New Year celebrations. War damaged streets and people who have been injured by war. Planes fly overhead. American Sector boundary. Workers in the fields. Underground closes its gates. Airlift of food, coal etc. continues. Runways and roads being constructed. Election time. Fly posting. Political meetings.
Washington: inauguration of President. Re-election of Truman. Industry and agriculture of Europe. Chemical laboratories. Nuclear power. War damage and poverty. Western Union conference. Travel restrictions - checkpoints. Goods being loaded at dockside. Liner setting sail with people on deck.
Field Marshal Montgomery arrives in France. Headquarters of Defence Committee at Fontainebleau (sp?). Ernest Bevin makes a speech at the meeting of the Foreign Press Association about European unity. Shots of war induced poverty.
Reel 2. Scotland: Forth Bridge. British Battleship flying the Soviet Flag. HMS Royal Sovereign with a Russian crew. Shore leave. Workers of Edinburgh stream to a rugby match. Russian visitors also attend. Official reception. Isle of Wight: Labour Government conference. Various politicians playing a game in a garden. London: Lynskey Tribunal, men hide their faces as enter the court. Parliament. London street scenes. People speak on various subjects (at Speaker's Corner?) fox hunting, hare coursing, dentist fees, state run pubs. A protest march - char women of London demand higher wages. They brandish mops. By-elections. Hammersmith tube. Candidates campaign. Posters. Speeches. Churchill speaks and is heckled. Other candidates make speeches.