'Peace rests... on our armed forces'. The caption at the beginning of this film bears the fascist-era motto with punctuation dots breaking up the sentence, leaving room for... irony. The army and military vehicles are in fact those of Renato Longo's children, who play with real helmets and tin cannons and toy trucks: the doubt arises that the originals of the war ended a few years earlier were also made of tin. Never mind... Fun for the two children is assured, they certainly think of nothing else but playing. But Renato knows: it is 4 November 1953, the anniversary of the end of the First World War. A day that will also be remembered for the beginning of the nationalist riots in Allied-occupied Trieste. But here we are in Naples, far from the city of Trieste. What if wars were fought and conflicts resolved with a smile as in this 9.5 mm film? Humanity would have solved most of its problems, let's leave it at that and enjoy these sequences of war, peace and play.