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Summary: British Second World War film produced for showing to women in the Armed Services explaining the causes, symptoms and treatment of syphilis and gonorrhoea.
Description: (Reel One) Shot of a train passing through a railway station. Close-up shot of a VD (venereal disease) poster using an image of a child's face shadowed with the letters VD ("a shadow on his future"). Four Service Women on the station platform wonder what VD is. RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) female doctor talks to camera about the case history of "an ordinary nice girl", ignorant of the facts, who contracted syphilis. Discussion of symptoms, progress and treatment of syphilis using diagrams, photographs and shots inside medical laboratories.
(Reel Two) Discussion of symptoms, progress and treatment of gonorrhoea using diagrams, photographs, shots of medical laboratories and hospital interiors. Conclusion: both venereal diseases can be cured if treated early. The only safeguard is to "avoid the cause by clean living". The film closes with shots of "clean living", healthy outdoor pursuits - netball, cycling etc and a montage of images of healthy babies and young children.