The river replaces the seaside for wartime holidays.
L/S of packed Victoria station and pre-war beach crammed with people. M/S of them sailing on a paddleboat. A cartoon shows the sea is now out of bounds because of the war, a man tries to go down but is stopped by soldiers and barbed wire.
M/S as three young women drive along in a horse and cart. Various shots of people enjoying river holidays, a boat sails along and we see a map showing where all rivers are in Britain. A big ship sails down the river Thames near Hampton Court. Children paddle and families have a picnic on the river bank. Swans and ducks swim past. Various shots as people punt on the river. Rowing boats sail along near Richmond. Various shots of a packed riverbank with people relaxing on the grass. M/S of a tent pitched by it. M/S of a yacht and rowing boat.