Somerset Maugham, Sir Alan Cunningham in Palestine, Jimmy Byrnes with President Truman.
Title reads: "One Minute News".
Intertitle: "London". Author Somerset Maugham is interviewed before leaving for France, at his London hotel. Various shots of author seated at his desk writing. C/U of Maugham. Speaking from his desk, he gives advice to would be authors. M/S of Pathe reporter John Parsons talking to him.
Intertitle: "Palestine". (Israel). M/S of a crowd of Jewish immigrants behind barbed wire of camp where they have been held by the authorities. M/S of the immigrants walking out of the camp, heavy packs on their backs. They march along a road towards the camera. L/S of refugees as they bundle into a coach which almost overturns as it drives over rough ground.
Sir Alan Cunningham, High Commissioner for Palestine, visits Arab Sheikh, Suliman Azzieh. M/S of Cunningham being entertained under the palm trees by the side of a pool. Arab men in traditional dress stand around, their reflections are seen in the water. L/S of a man climbing down a palm tree. M/S of the high commissioner talking to the Arab Sheikh. M/S of the High Commissioner visiting a Jewish village.
Intertitle: "USA". Washington DC, United States of America. James Byrnes (aka Jimmy Byrnes) U.S. Secretary of State, back in the states from the Paris peace conference meets with President Harry Truman. M/S of President Truman greeting and chatting to Mr. Byrnes. C/U of Mr. Byrnes. He is wearing rimless spectacles and speaking on relations with Russia / Soviet Union (natural sound).