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Summary: I. "Former gaol now factory." The inaugural ceremony to mark the conversion of a peacetime county gaol into a wartime munitions factory is attended by famous Augsburg raid VC winner Squadron Leader Nettleton who tells his largely female audience "These little bits and pieces you are making are really most important." Commentary stresses that this is no less important than the glamorous task of making tanks and Lancasters, over film of production and office scenes in this munitions factory.
II. "Red flows the Don." Success of the Russian offensive on the Stalingrad and Voronezh Fronts (general footage and a sniper sequence) is attributed to the all-out effort on the home front. Women work in the coal mines, factories run weekly output contests and impressively large number of tanks await transportation by rail to the battle front. Commentary claims that "Soviet workers are heartened by our effort" in sending them supplies and hopes that Britain will "gain inspiration from the epic resistance of Soviet Russia."