Documentary about the benefits of European co-operation. c. 1948
Film about European co-operation. Spoken by Stephen Murray.
Liners sail into a British port. People disembark for their holidays. People with suitcases and rucksacks. Train station. Train. Youngsters look out of the windows at the scenery. Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge. Trafalgar Square. Feeding the pigeons. Edinburgh Castle. Views of the city from the Castle. Seascape. Helicopter taking off just in front of St Paul's to deliver a letter from Lord Mayor of London to Paris. Jet aircraft setting new records for flights to Europe. Aeroplanes leaving Northolt. Aerial shot of Paris. People climb down from plane. Shots of various European cities. "Mediaeval France". A woman asks directions from a man in military uniform. Market in Rouen. Woman in traditional dress. Woman looks at some lace. Tourists. Living and working in a foreign country. Young people meeting each other.
Students from overseas studying in England. They talk to each other and one has an "English cup of tea". Florence - students study art. Visitors to Britain learn about farming. Italian students visit British block of flats. Co-operation in learning, competition in sport. 1948 Olympics. Opening Ceremony and hurdles race. Maureen Gardner thought she had won the 80m hurdles but Francina Blankers-Koen had pipped her to the post. Maureen was a gallant loser. Destruction of war - Northern France. War cemetery. Wreaths laid on graves. St Dunstans hospital. Man in hospital bed eats Belgian grapes.
War orphans getting on to a train for a holiday to Belgium. "Our children will be more than British, they'll be Europeans". Children from Europe coming to Britain. Children on way to Switzerland for health reasons. Children sitting on hillside in Switzerland. Crowds in Trafalgar Square look at Norwegian Christmas tree. Continued.