British schoolchild and civilian employed as accounts clerk at railway works in Wolverton, Bucks, GB, 1914-1926
REEL 1: Recollections of period as civilian in Wolverton, GB, 1914-1926: outbreak of war and mobilisation of cousin with Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 8/1914: education; reason for father's exemption from military service; grandfather's recollections of Kaiser; reaction to presence of army and manoeuvres; political views of family; attitude to conditions of employment; behaviour of men in marriage; social status; married women and employment; children helping with housework; effects of war on daily life; children's games; story of woman losing sons in war; death of cousin; behaviour of soldiers on leave.
REEL 2 Continues: attitude to morality; relations between soldiers and civilians; further memories of cousin; story of soldier avoiding returning home; use of white feathers; attitude to conscription and conscientious objectors; relations between male and female employees; unmarried mothers; treatment of Belgian refugees; story of sending food parcels to cousin at front; memories of Armistice Day celebrations, 11/11/1918; effect of war on political views; question of women remaining unmarried due to war.
REEL 3 Continues: rated of pay; school leaving age; funerals; attitude to sex and morality; story of meeting future husband, 1917; reason for long engagements; migration of workers to Wolverton; new method of saving; weekly dance class.
REEL 4 Continues: courtship and marriage; story of mass wedding for Territorial soldiers, Chelmsford, 1914; question of employment for married women; allotment money paid to wives of serving railway employees; comparison of living conditions in different parts of Wolverton; story of strike at printing works, 1915; use of strike breakers and pickets; concerts given for strikers.
REEL 5 Continues: delay in re-employing strikers at printing works after General Strike, 1926; story of parliamentary candidate being stoned during General Election, 1918; attitude to role of women and availability of contraception; state of health; food and effect of war; clothing; communal cooking at baker's shop; unpaid holidays; story of ending traditional Whitsun dance, 1914; involvement with athletic club.