A brief history of British taxes.
Note: Probably filmed in the Pathe studio.
The commentator gives an insight into the history of taxes dating back to the time of William the Conqueror with the aid a number of diagrams and reconstructions. Finally, the commentator show how we do it today. L/S's of a man walking into a tax office. He approaches a man at desk and claims he wants to pay his taxes for next month. Not believing his ears the tax officer promptly stares at him in disbelief and faints.