A history of the "The Peaceful Years" from 1919 to 1938
German planes over Vienna, and Nazi flags flying. Mass crowds in Vienna. German troops marching through city. Big Ben. Crowds in and around Downing Street re: Sudetan Crisis. Politicians and Lloyd George arriving Parliament. Digging trenches in Westminster.
Recruitment in London. A.R.P. Gas Mask Centre. Baby in gas mask. Busy switchboard and journalists in News Office. Newspaper headlines re: Peace at Four Powers Conference. Jubilant crowds in Munich. Hitler and Mussolini with cheering crowds in Munich. Monsieur Deladier arrives by plane, he and Ribbentrop drive in open car passed cheering crowds. Chamberlain arrives by plane in Munich. Open car drive to Hitler's HQ. Walking up steps with British and French flags flying from Hitler's HQ.
Chamberlain arrives home from Munich. Sync Sound, he holds up agreement and reads it out, Cheers from crowd. Hitler speaking to enormous crowds. German planes over Prague. German troops enter Prague, Hitler looking around. Swastika flags flying. Chamberlain speaking at a dinner (Sync Sound) re: "Listen to reason". Busy London streets, Underground escalator.
Wheat fields at harvest time. Rural village scene. People about their work, in the street, getting on a bus, working in an office, loading mail van, train maintenance, children playing in street, harvesting, counter clerk, farmer, window cleaner,truck driver. Civilians putting on army uniforms 1939. Marching down street.
Evacuation of children. Manning A.A. guns. "Poland Invaded." Fields of corn awaiting harvest. Various good scenic shots of typical English country scenes showing small country village Salisbury Cathedral across the fields and fields of wheat ready for cutting, small fishing harbour, the Thames at Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament across river, G.V. Big Ben and Thames. 10 Downing St., the Cenotaph - sound over of Chamberlain reading the Declaration of War. GV London.
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