I. Newsreel item on Italian troops practising attacks, Italian Front, summer 1918
II. Newsreel item on the French air ace Sub-Lieutenant René Fonck, Western Front, May 1918.
III. Newsreel item showing British soldiers eating bread and jam "with proverbial coolness", Western Front, May 1918.
The troops (described as in action, but quite clearly training) practise rushing forward from slit trench to slit trench, directed by umpires. They throw their smoke grenades into the opposing trenches. They then practise "clearing out rat holes", checking the captured trenches for enemy-held dugouts.
Fonck "recently" (on 9th May) shot down six German aircraft in 90 minutes. He is shown putting on his flying helmet, then posed in the seat of his Spad 13, which takes off.
The troops, some of them Scottish, sit, rest and eat in open country. According to the caption, they are expressing indifference to the forthcoming German attack.