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Summary: I. "The other man's job. Cotton goes to war." View of an exhibition in Manchester which shows the importance of cotton as a war-time commodity introduces this item on the manufacture and uses of the material (pneumatic life-saving suits, fire-hose, ammo-belts, self-sealing fuel tanks, barrage balloons). Women who were once cotton operatives are urged to return to this vital but now understaffed industry. Commentary notes that machines are now man's slaves, no longer vice-versa.
II. "Allies enter Naples." Survey of events in Italy concludes with cheering crowds rejoicing in liberated Naples. a. View of Badoglio with General Mason-MacFarlane; view of Fascist monument and harbour full of Italian seaplanes at Brindisi. b. Concentration camp inmates receive food from AMGOT officials. A Jewish couple is married outside; commentary sees this as symbolising "the approaching end of the long night of Jewish suffering." c. Soldiers sightsee at Pompeii. d. Graves of three Allied war correspondents. e. Troop columns advancing along a road towards Naples. Armoured vehicles pass through Torre Annunziata.