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Description: I. 'BRITAIN LOOKS AHEAD.' Young male mining apprentices wearing overalls and safety helmets climb down from the back of a soft-skinned vehicle. The mining apprentices sit in the company classroom where they are instructed in basic work practices. Engineering apprentices are trained in the art of technical drawing and are given practical instruction in the use of milling equipment and welding. Bare chested boys perform physical jerks in the company gymnasium where they train according to the Campbell method. Mining apprentice boys play basketball during a break from instruction. Camera pans over countrieside. Views of the exterior elevations of St John's Wood underground station follow (Bakerloo Line). The commentary emphasises the need for proper town and country planning. Panoramic footage shows the sprawl of a cement works in a rural valley. An architect's model of possible aesthetic improvements is shown. Pan over quarry, which is later destined to be redeveloped into a lakeside social centre. Panoramic footage shows a London bomb site, where workers assemble pre-fabricated housing. Unidentified Ministry of Works officials visit on a tour of inspection. Views of the construction processes follow, integral kitchen units are lowered onto concrete foundations. A sign reads "Ministry of Works Experimental Permanent Houses- Woolwich Site." Elsewhere, Royal Navy (RN) personnel file into a medical centre for their pre-demobilisation check up. An RN rating receives money at a pay desk during his demobilisation processing. A uniformed RN serviceman chooses an overcoat, ties, and shoes before emerging from a changing cubicle dressed in civilian clothes. Elsewhere, a smoking Royal Air Force (RAF) doctor (squadron leader) stamps the medical release card of a waiting airman. RAF personnel arrive by soft-skinned vehicle at an RAF Civilian Clothing Centre. Interior footage follows the progress of one RAF man as he chooses his civilian "demob" clothes from the large selection on offer. Views of the various styles and cuts of civilian clothing follow. An RAF man tries on a sports jacket from a rack labelled "Size 40, Portly/Short." A sign attached to a full length clothing mirror reads "Remember in future you may have to use coupons- choose wisely- please do not hurry your choice." A newly demobilised RAF man wearing civilian clothes says farewell to his assembled friends who are still in uniform, and is later shown to erroneously salute a passing officer, out of habit rather than design.