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Other titles:A MODERN TALE OF TWO CITIES [Alternative Title]
Summary: Propaganda film showing that the people of London and Moscow are standing together in resisting the Nazi menace.
Description: Shots of London "seat of the British Commonwealth" and Moscow "seat of the Central government of the USSR" show their similar experiences: sandbagging, barrage balloons, listening posts, firewatchers, people sheltering in underground and metro, anti aircraft defences. Moscow workers are carrying on; women and older people replace their absent menfolk in the factories - Alexander Yachim (?) works two machines. "We had a phrase last year - London can take it. So can Moscow..." Footage of Moscow blitz and refugees in Metro: one woman proudly shows photograph of her airman son. "The spirit of the free peoples is something the Nazis will never understand." Commander of RAF wing which had visited Russia praises the Russian people and affirms that Britain and Russia stand united behind Winston Churchill "as never before in history". Final sequence shows Stalin and Molotov at a Mayday parade as an impressive show of armour passes.