Documentary about events of 1939 - preparations for war and then hostilities break out.
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01:27:40 Anti-aircraft guns prepare. Troops marching. Evacuees waiting to leave.
01:28:11 Opening Titles - "Time to Remember - a programme to take you back, however young you may be - recalled by Michael Redgrave".
01:28:33 VS of Chelsea Pensioners.
01:29:03 Title: "THE RELUCTANT WARRIORS".
01:29:13 VS crowds at theatrical garden party: Noel Coward, John Watt, Anton Wallbrook, Ivor Novello, CB Cochrane, Mary Pickford, Emlyn Williams, Douglas Byng and Buddy Rogers. People and children being presented to Queen Mary. VS racing at Ascot. LS Yachts racing at Cowes.
01:30:30 GV Pan across Madrid, Spain. VS bomb damage. VS Franco's fascist troops entering Madrid. MS Portrait of Franco being stencilled onto wall.
01:31:10 MS Benito Mussolini waving his arms. GV Prague, Czechoslovakia. VS Germans troops - Adolf Hitler takes salute.. MS Neville Chamberlain speaking at press dinner.
01:32:08 VS Paris, France. 14th July military parade. British Guards feature in parade.
01:33:05 People enjoying summer holidays. Relaxing at seaside. Planes patrol. Artillery testing. Fairground and Blackpool scenes. VS of Germans onboard Strength Through Joy ship 'Robert Ley". Hitler on board. Food served in ship's restaurant. Hitler watches U-boat.
End of Reel 1.