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Summary: Second World War film dealing the cause and symptoms of Venereal Disease and the need to seek early treatment made to be shown to WAAF personnel.
Description: Set in the dramatic context of two sisters visiting their Grandparents on the occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary. The elder sister, Alison, a Doctor in the WAAF, explains to her younger sister, Sarah, (who is about to join the WAAF), what she is about to experience (reception procedures, drawing uniforms, learning how to march, learning how to salute, anti-gas drill, fire-fighting, how to pack and lift a kit bag, laying-out kit for inspection, passing-out parade - all illustrated with brief film sequences). Alison then talks about the medical lectures she gives, particularly on VD, stressing the dangers of flippancy and ignorance, stating that a WAAF is "responsible for her own health and behaviour" and "it is her duty to the service to do all that you can to avoid becoming ill"; if she does become ill she should "report immediately to her Medical Officer so minimum hours become lost". The initial symptoms of Syphilis and Gonorrhoea are mentioned (but is noted "that it is not necessary or helpful" to mentioned the later symptoms) and also the way in which VD is contracted (and not contracted). "Unnecessary to give any further advice on how to avoid catching them - the way to do this obvious". It is stressed that early treatment should be sought and "no-one should be afraid to approach the MO for treatment". Back in their Grandparent's home Alison also warns Sarah of the dangers of alcohol which "reduces judgement and lessens powers of self-control". In conclusion Alison speaks to camera, (and to her WAAF audience), "Don't let drink or high spirits or the very dangerous wartime attitude of what does it matter, give you any reason to be ashamed of anything you do whilst in the Services."