Item looking at goods imported and exported by Germany at start of Common Market.
Titles read: "GERMAN TRADE MISSION HERE - PROPOSED ANGLO-GERMAN TRADE ORGANISATION MAY PUT BRITISH GOODS INTO COMMON MARKET".
Various locations of events in Germany and Britain.
Various shots of frontiers between European countries; most are probably German, but one is clearly marked 'Italia'. Guards raise barriers and salute; cars and lorries cross the borders. Commentator talks of the Common Market formed by France, Italy, Western Germany, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Goods trains travel along railways.
At Ashe Laboratories in Leatherhead we see trade-representatives from Western Germany looking at hair preparations and cosmetics being demonstrated. Glamour girls have their hair set and tinted. Girl squeezes tube of colour onto comb and runs it through the ends of her hair. In laboratories: chemical equipment; man looks through microscope. Good shots in factory of bottles being filled with lotion and tubes coming off a production line.
General view across the Rhine (Rhineland). Several shots of German town; people walking along streets, buying newspapers. Pan across the Rhur area showing smoking factory chimneys. Inside steel works we see men at work. Exterior shot of Volkswagen car factory beside the Rhine. Inside, men and women work on assembly lines. Lines of cars outside; cars on testing ground and being loaded onto carrier vehicles. Crowd of workers come down steps towards camera.
Several shots of nightlife in a German town. Neon signs reading 'Bikini', 'Moulin Rouge', 'Revuepalast' and 'Casino de Paris'. Good shots of male window-dresser at work, putting fashionable clothes, petticoats and wigs on mannequins. One is dressed in leopard skin coat. An old man holding a monkey looks in at the display. People walk down the streets lit by numerous neon lights.
Note: notes on file about German trade and cosmetic markets in UK, USA and Germany.