Scenes of joy as India and Pakistan gain their independence from Britain.
Story about the hand over of power in India and Pakistan.
Thousands of refugees cross the Indian / Pakistan border in search of safety.
Refugees flee communal violence in the aftermath of the partition of India.
A review of events in Britain and around the World in 1947.
Various shots of temporary tents and straw constructions on waste ground and a government building programme of brick buildings to house the refugees.