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Summary: I. "Battle in Normandy." As British forces move forward in the dawn light towards Caen commentary speaks of the "most significant drama in history, which will perhaps deal Hitler a mortal blow." Caen itself lies heavily devastated, although the Allies were careful to spare St. Etienne. French Waffen SS posters and another poster showing Churchill starving the French into submission are shown to exemplify the propaganda allegedly imposed on the French by the German occupier. British and French flags fly together outside a cinema in the city and at a ceremony outside the Lycée Malherbe the Croix de Lorraine flag is hoisted and the Marseillaise sung.
II. "The other man's job. Plywood invades Europe." Detailed production scenes of plywood (steaming, peeling, gluing, pressing), then film illustrates some of its wartime uses: fuel tanks, pontoons, folding plywood boats used by the Army, Horsa gliders and Mosquito aircraft.