A look at diaries, including Old Father Time showing events from the past.
C/U of pen writing in diary on January 1st. The first day is full of information, the second just tells what time the person gets up and goes to bed and the third is blank. C/U of another diary, a lady sits on her bed and writes about her romance. M/S of man dressed as Samuel Pepys writing in his diary. Various shots of 'Old Father Time' looking back through his diary. He shows the Grand National 1928, football match of 1932, the Coronation of King George VI, and news of war. M/S of Adolf Hitler's book 'Mein Kampf', a cartoon Hitler jumps out of it and looks through his telescope where he sees 1812 retreat from Moscow, he look worried and jumps back in the book.