A quarterly round up of news stories from around the world.
Reel 1. Associated British-Pathe presents a Quarterly Review of Current Affairs. Summing Up. Summer to Autumn 1949. Women welcome returning soldiers. Strasbourg: Parliament of Nations. Bevin and Churchill. Aircraft taking off. Field Marshal Montgomery. Combined fleets of Western Union. Naval officers. Battleship flotilla. United States Service Chiefs meet. Paris: Communists protest in streets. British Labour Party Conference. Bevin defends the Atlantic Pact. Bonn: Parliament of Western Germany. Democratic constitution signed. American High Commissioner John McCloy makes a speech. Shots of bomb damaged buildings and food queues. Hamburg: Field Marshal von Manstein on trial in War Crimes Court. Ruhr: industrial revival in mines and foundries. A lorry bedecked with flowers rolls off a production line. War plants scheduled for dismantling. German trade fair. A car, photographic lenses, precision instruments and a piece of furniture are displayed. People staring through shop windows full of goods. The rich and the poor contrasted. Election. Ballot box. Politicians speak. Repairing damaged buildings.
Reel 2. Shanghai: marching in the streets. Banners. British Frigate Amethyst docked at Devonport, welcomed by crowd of people. Naval parade. Hong Kong: British troops arrive. Military manoeuvres. Border checkpoints. United Nations Assembly. Bevin. London: Commonwealth experts meet. Workers leaving factories. Cars ready for export. Strike action. Raids. Australian Communist Party. Idle workers. Dockers refuse to unload the Beaverbrae of Montreal. Strikers meeting. March. Bridlington Trade Unions Conference. Will Lawther makes a speech. British Chancellor returns from Washington. Devaluation for the pound. City shuts its doors. Banks closed. Streets full of people.