Scene opens showing the statue of British Women's suffrage movement leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, located in Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. (This was erected in her memory, in 1930, two years after her death.) A World War 1 parade of women in clothing of religious orders; nurses; some military; and academics. One group carries a banner reading "Demonstrate-Trained Nurses." It also depicts What appears to be an Angel of Mercy and an appeal to buy war bonds. They are followed by women carrying a large British Union Jack, and by others, in academic garb, carrying banners of academic institutions. (This march was probably organized by the "Women's Party," the 1917 group founded by the Panghursts' to replace their "Women's Social and Political Union." The new Party emphasized support for the British war effort.) Scene shifts to suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst viewed from camera behind her right shoulder as she addresses a large crowd. She is standing on a roofed platform in a park-like setting. The audience is mostly civilian, but a soldier is seen here or there. Several London Bobbies are in the audience, close to the speaker's stand. The next scene shows pedestrians gathered near Buckingham Palace, in London. A number of Bobbies (London policemen) are present, some on foot and some on horseback. The Queen Victoria monument is visible in the background. A horse-drawn carriage passes in front of the camera. Next, a woman is seen being arrested by two Bobbies, as passersby watch. An automobile passes and then the woman and police are seen approaching the camera as more officers become involved, keeping spectators away. In the final scene, in the 1920s, a man standing in front of a large group of women, congratulates one (probably Christabel Pankhurst). Closeup shows, from left to right, the man; a somewhat tired-looking Emmeline Pankhurst; and her daughter, Christabel.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Lloyd George arrives at Downing Street in London, England during World War I. United Kingdom Prime Minister David Lloyd George gets off from a car. People crowd on the street. British Union Leader Arthur Henderson gets off from a car. People stand in the background. Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Arthur James Balfour in a car. A man opens a door of the car. The former Prime Minister gets out from the car.
The government crashes in the United Kingdom. In Ballater, Scotland : King George V of the United Kingdom reviews honor guard. The King drives away in a car. In London, England : United Kingdom Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald with his Labour party members and leaders of the Conservatives liberals to form his cabinet.
Vintage footage from the 1890s of two women playing tennis on a grass court while spectators look on. The women players are wearing white ankle length dresses customary for the time. Next scene shows famous French woman tennis star Suzann Lenglen playing tennis in the 1920s wearing a shorter skirt. Next scene is indoors, showing a woman altering the skirt length of tennis star Gussie Moran. Scene changes to a designer studio in London in the 1960s. Designer Ted Tinling assists models with new mini skirts and other tennis fashions that he designed. Models in designer Teddy Tingling's creations. Girls in various tennis outfits including short skirts, shorts, stockings and trousers. Close up views of the various women's tennis fashions.
Delegates of China, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom and United States walk on the ramp during the 1961 Miss World Competition. Large audience cheers the participants. Miss United Kingdom, Rose Marie Franklin wins the competition and is crowned by Hollywood star Bob Hope. Winner and runners-up pose for photographs.
Victory in Europe Day celebration in London,England at the end of World War II. Large crowd of civilians stand in front of Buckingham Palace gateway for Victory in Europe (V-E )day celebration. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and party arrive at the Palace. They get off a limousine car. Churchill climbs up the palace steps. Churchill,King George VI of the United Kingdom and other officials on steps of the Buckingham Palace.