Film opens with scenes of British Horseguards on parade along street in London, England, watched by crowds on the sidewalks. Next, an elaborate coach, bearing an image of the Coat of Arms of the city of London, is seen arriving at the Guildhall. Footmen step to the coach door, where one places a step stool while the other takes the ceremonial mace for bewigged Lord Mayor, Sir Thomas B. Crosby, who steps from the coach, followed by London Sheriff, Sir Charles Augustin Hanson, and other city officials. Four uniformed trumpeters stand in front of the Guildhall and play a fanfare announcing arrival of a royal open coach carrying the monarchs of Great Britain and Germany. When it arrives, King George V quickly steps from the coach and assists Queen Mary as she alights. They are followed by the King's cousin, Emperor (Kaiser) Wilhelm II, of Germany, who steps from the coach. The Kaiser is dressed in Hussar uniform including fur Busby adorned with Totenkopf (Death Head) emblem. A flurry of activity ensues as the the King and Queen and the Kaiser engage in greeting various officials and dignitaries. The Kaiser recognizes a woman in the group and hurries to greet and kiss her. (She is likely a relative.)
A Colt Model 1911 and its various parts. The semi-automatic pistol including magazine spring, slide, magazine catch, trigger assembly, and barrel are shown being assembled in an animated sequence, part by part.
King George V and Queen Mary at the Coronation Durbar arena in Delhi, India, in 1911. They are seen under the royal canopy, surrounded by troops wearing White helments, white gloves, and white puttees. Complete change of scene shows women on horse-drawn floats in a suffrage movement parade on 42nd street, East of 5th Avenue in New York City, circa 1912. A woman dressed as Columbia stands in the first float,wearing a banner with word "Suffrage" on it. and some men supporters march in the parade. Crowds watch from the sidewalks. Uniformed policemen escort the marchers. Several women ride in a second float, wearing various costumes, including those of 17th Century pilgrims and of the 18th Century revolutionary war era. The float displays an American flag and some other type, as well. An automobile festooned with flowers, follows behind. The final scene shifts to London, England, circa 1905, and shows women's suffrage leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, carrying a bouquet of flowers, as she is escorted by a gentleman, out of a professional office building. One sign on the building reads,"Goodale, Hobson, & MacHahon.This refers to William Goodale, Alfred Allen Hobson, and Patrick Maurice MacMahon, Solicitors, 9, Essex Street, Strand London, England. (Note: that firm dissolved in 1907.)
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.
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.
United Kingdom Prime Minister Clement Richard Attlee addresses the United States Congress in Washington DC. Prime Minister Attlee speaks of the problems confronted by Britain and the United States. He talks about the United States being a super power and yet not misusing its power. He states that a common man should feel secure and peace is a moral progress. Congressmen applaud after Attlee's speech. United States President Harry Truman and United Kingdom Prime Minister Attlee in a meeting discussing atomic energy. They pose for a photograph with other officials.