Reel 1. Associated British-Pathe presents a Quarterly Review of Current Affairs. Summing Up. Spring to Summer 1949. Shanghai: digging trenches. Border controls. Refugees. Queues for food. Street scenes. Bank interior. Paper money loses value. People fleeing city by boat. British cruiser "London". British wounded escorted from Shanghai hospitals. Troops flood into the city. New York: politicians arrive for conference. Group of communists on trial for 20 weeks for conspiracy against Federal Government. Demonstrators outside court-room. Waldorf Hotel: demonstration outside the Cultural and Scientific Conference for World Peace. The Atlantic Pact signed by Foreign Ministers. President Truman makes an address. Communist leaders meet and denounce the Pact. Rallies in Prague and Paris demonstrators march. Italy: rioting in the streets. Third General Assembly of the United Nations. Hector MacNeil makes a speech about the Pact.