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Summary: I. "How to make-do-and-mend." An exhibition arranged by the Board of Trade in Harrods Store in London to show "substitution and conversion" economies includes a fashion display, with models wearing a patchwork dressing gown, a frock made from old plus-fours and an overcoat borrowed from a husband. Less elegant but no less practical is an improvised cot, a sack stretched between two chairs.
II. "News in flashes." a. The lull in the fighting in Italy enables reinforcements to move up to the front line. b. Speaking from his office the newly appointed Minister of Reconstruction, Lord Woolton, warns that the task of reconstruction "will take many years." He describes the priorities as "food, homes and work."
III. "The other man's job. Equipment for airborne troops." Manufacture and demonstration views of the newly designed folding bicycle weighing 20 lbs. and the miniature folding motor-bike, with a two-stroke engine and weighing 65 lbs, which will both be used by airborne troops in the invasion of Europe. Parachute containers are also seen being manufactured.