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Ancona Italy 1946 stock footage and images

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Return of Italian war prisoners from Yugoslavia to Ancona, Italy, following World War II.

Former Italian Prisoners of War who were held in exile in Yugoslavia are liberated on Italian soil. Former Italian prisoners on the ship Gorica as it arrives at the Port of Ancona for their repatriation. Soldiers stand on deck and wave. Former prisoners disembark the ship. The wounded prisoners brought down by fellow prisoners. A man kisses a woman. The prisoners disembark the ship. Crowd gathered at the sea port to welcome them. Having been indoctrinated with Communist ideology, they sing communist songs and carry large portraits of Josip Broz Tito (Marshal Tito), the Yugoslav statesman, as well as small flags with the hammer and sickle communist symbol.

Date: 1946, December 23
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Munich agreement leading to invasion of Czechoslovakia by Germany signed under Adolf Hitler's rule

A memorandum expresses Adolf Hitler's desire to invade Czechoslovakia. Munich Pact discussed during the trial of Nazi leaders for war crimes in Nuremberg, Germany in 1946. Footage from 1938 as Adolf Hitler and other leaders from Britain, Italy and France sign Munich Agreement or Munich Pact that leads to annexation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany. Czech President Emil Hacha arrives to meet the German leaders.

Date: 1938, September
Duration: 1 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
View of the Nazi Concentration Camps and its victims, and other atrocities committed by Nazi forces in World War 2.

Images and testimony related to the Nuremberg Trials held at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany in October 1946. Flashbacks of a variety of Nazi crimes against humanity during the years of World War II. Reference to testimony of Kenaris and Hans Frank in describing Nazi policies and methods for exterminating Poles and others. Pictures recording the implementation and results of Nazi policies; atrocities and murder of victims in Ouradour Sur Glane in France, in Bande in Belgium, in the Catacombe of San Callisto in Italy and in Czechoslovakia. Nazi forces seen leveling and destroying the town of Lidice in Czechoslovakia in 1942 in retaliation for the assassination of SS Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich. Corpses of the victims of the Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz, in 1945. Bones of humans in crematory ovens. Cramped starved camp victims in barracks. Stacks of luggage and suitcases of victims at a concentration camp, along with locks of hair, stacks of toothbrushes. Shaving cream brushes, shoes, clothing, and finally, piles of bones of camp victims. Testimony of Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss (sometimes spelled Höß or Hoess or Hess) describes concentration camps at Auschwitz in Poland. As scenes of victims in hospitals are shown, testimony of Rudolf Hoess is read, describing medical experiments include lowering the body temperature, injecting the body with poisons and infectious diseases and subjecting the body to high altitude pressure chambers. Shows pile of mutilated corpses.The "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign over the camp entrance of Auschwitz. Scenes of dead victims of Nazi brutality in the concentration camps.

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The challenges of reconstruction and rise of communism in Europe after World War II

Reconstruction problems in Europe in the aftermath of World War II. Examples of prewar Germany's industrial and commercial prowess, showing its consumer products and famous cameras. A German coal-burning power plant and miners extracting coal from Germany's vast natural supplies. Coal being transported by conveyer belt. Open rail cars loaded to capacity with German coal. A German iron and steel plant dependent on coal. Shift to postwar destruction including destroyed: German factory; locomotive; rail yards; trucks; farm machinery; fertilizer plant; farm fields lacking crops. Shift to prewar era with view of British coal cars getting ready to be emptied for export to Europe. Current postwar view of British coal cars and coal, that narrator says are barely enough for her own needs. View of prewar German coke being loaded onto conveyers. Coal miners receiving food ration cards. Animated map showing "Iron Curtain," of Soviet occupation, separating traditional German regions of agriculture from those of industry. British Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin; French Foreign Minister, Georges Bidault; Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov; and U.S. Secretary of State, George Marshall; are seen at the Paris Conference in 1946 where they negotiated the postwar future of Germany. Reminder footage of Hitler with brownshirts in 1930s. Italian police coping with communist inspired unrest in Italy. Bombed out buildings in snow. Europeans literally scratching for bits of food from pavement and trash heaps. Two women fighting with each other. Dejected woman. French Communist party leader, Maurice Thorez, haranguing a large crowd. Party flag with hammer and sickle behind him.

Date: 1948
Duration: 3 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied troops move towards a shore and bombs explode on landing crafts in the European Theater.

Allied troops obtain beaches in the European Theater during World War II. Animation showing invasion route in Italy. A beachhead in Italy. Allied troops coming up onto a shore. Jeeps, marines and various other equipment on a beach. Temporary bridges erected out to the landing craft. Tanks being driven. A landing craft anchored off shore. Hill position, Salerno beach and Salerno town in Italy. Bombs exploding. Bombs exploding near a U.S. landing craft out in water. The landing craft sinks. U.S. freighters and a landing craft in water. Bombs exploding in water all around the ships. U.S. ships burning off shore. Tanks coming up from a shore. A tank driving through Salerno. Italian civilians and soldiers cheering the entry of American troops. The deck of an LST (Landing ship Tank) showing equipment as it approaches the shore.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Military and civilian applications of radar and electronics

1946 Film about military and civilian applications of radar and electronics. View of the LaGuardia Airport Administration Building (passenger terminal) in New York, with control tower and various antennas on its roof. A TWA Constellation and DC-3 airplane on the airport ramp, as another aircraft is on the final approach to land. Commercial cargo vessels in New York harbor (Statue of Liberty barely seen in the misty background). A passenger railroad train speeding along the tracks. Radar returns shown on a plan position radar scope, tracking weather returns. Tropical storm hitting a seaside area. Scientists and technicians at work in a laboratory filled with electronic equipment. View of buildings at U.S. Army Signal Corps' Camp Evans, New Jersey. Sign above one entrance reads: "Evans Signal Laboratory." Inside the laboratory, images created by radar signals bounced off the moon are seen on a radar scope, during "Project Diana," on January 10, 1946. View of the Army's GB-4 radio controlled television glide bomb, suspended on a chain inside a building. It rotates around showing various views. Scene shifts to a launching track outdoors at a coastal facility, where a glide bomb takes off raising smoke as it accelerates along the launch path. Next, a GB-4 glide bomb is released from underneath a B-17 bomber in flight. It is seen flying away from the aircraft. Inside the aircraft, a crew member views its progress by means of television images received from a transmitter in the front of the bomb. Glimpse of the television images. View from the ground of the GB-4 bomb gliding to the ground and exploding. Views of a German V-2 rocket at Launch Complex 33, White Sands Proving Ground , New Mexico, where it was being tested by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department in 1946. Inside a control room, an Army technician gives the signal to launch, and the V-2 rocket fires and rises straight into the sky, with its fiery tail visible as it gains altitude. More views of scientists, engineers, and technicians inside a Signal Corps electronics laboratory. Soldiers being trained in radar technology, seated at an electronic array. An army staff sergeant technician working on radar components. A variety of different radar antennas rotating outdoors.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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