A quarterly round up of news stories from around the world.
British Instructional Films. A Quarterly Chronicle of Current Events. Produced by the Pathe Documentary Unit. Third Quarter 1947. Reel 1. Scientists investigate the potential of nuclear power. Headquarters of the U.S. Atomic Energy Security Service is shown. Greece: Communist guerrillas in the mountains march with weapons. Indonesia: poverty caused by war in Java is illustrated. Palestine: refugees disembarking from ships. Attacks by Jewish extremists - destroyed buildings, bodies on stretchers, wrecked trains etc. British troops capture terrorists, members of the Irgun and Stern gangs. United Nations committee arrives in Palestine. Mr Creech Jones announces the withdrawal of British Forces. Bombay: units of the British Army embark on the liner Georgic. Lord Mountbatten wishes them farewell. India given independence. In Delhi, Mountbatten is given a tremendous reception. From the roof of the Congress building Pandit Nehru beseeches the crowd to keep order. Refugee footage. Lady Mountbatten visits camps. Shots of Indian streets with dead bodies. Floods - "in the midst of carnage the rains came."
Continued on Reel 2 - see separate record (film id 2897.01).