Documentary film about the events of 1937, war in the Far East, build up to war in Europe.
Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened.
01:32:36 VS of aftermath of Bombing of Madrid, Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Lots shots of sandbags and air raid shelters. CU posters for Government in Madrid. Children help men in building shelters and barricades. Leaders planning and fighters manning barricades. Fascist artillery firing on city. VS biplane fighters taking off. CU Bruno Mussolini, son of Il Duce, has come to Spain to fly for Franco's fascists. VS government fighters parading in bull ring.
01:34:41 Indian troops arriving for Coronation parade. VS of London streets decorated along parade route. King Farouk arrives on ship. Comedians Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen (of The Crazy Gang) climbing a ladder to get to decorations. They fool about, holding a frying pan over a flaming torch (part of the decorations).
01:35:37 Demonstration of anti-aircraft guns on Horseguard's Parade.
01:35:51 VS League of Nations building, Geneva, Switzerland. Delegates arrive.
01:36:26 VS of China - pagodas, junks etc. Foreign ships in dock in China. VS of religious ceremonies in Japan. Shots of Japanese military and political leaders. VS of Japanese soldiers and navy warships. VS of Japanese invasion of China (Sino-Japanese War). Japanese planes bomb Shanghai. Troops come on shore. Fighting in Shanghai. Scenes of defence of international settlement of the city. Refugees try to get in. More scenes of fighting. Gates of Settlement are closed.
01:40:53 End of Part One titles.