A history of the "The Peaceful Years" from 1919 to 1938
Front title "Emlyn Williams introduces The Peaceful Years". Emlyn Williams gives a brief introduction to camera. Main Title "The Peaceful Years", Written by Jack Howells and Peter Baylis, Music Director Hal Evans, Editor A. Milner-Gardner, Paintings by Joy Thomas, Produced by Peter Baylis, Voices Maurice Denham, Peter Madden, James Hayter, Ann Codrington, Stuart Hibberd, Betty Hardy and The People of Britain, Narrator Emlyn Williams.
Hour Glass dissolves to Painting. 1918 crowds cheering end of war. Soldiers returning home, marching, on vehicles, leaving ship. Famous war leaders, Allenby, Jellico with Smuts, Beatty, Marshal Foch, Haig giving out medals. Victory parade London 1919. Graphic 8,000,000 Dead. War graves. Unknown warrior arrives London. Gun salute. Cenotaph unveiled by George V. "21,000,000 Maimed". Wheel chairs and wounded war veterans, men on crutches with one leg. Relaxing on the Thames, Boulter's Lock. Upper classes dressed up, Ascot fashions 1920. Beach holiday scenes, Punch and Judy, playing in sand and sea. News paper press. "Fierce Dublin Battle". Soldiers arresting Irish Rebels. CU De Valera. Riot in Dublin street. "Direct flight across the Atlantic", Aircraft tipped up in bog, CU pilots Alcock and Brown. "Lady Astor takes her seat", first woman M.P. to enter Parliament