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A large crowd of spectators gather to witness the debut of 34000 ton ship Mauretania into Mersey River in Birkenhead, England.

A large crowd of spectators gather to witness the launch of the 34000 ton ship Mauretania in Birkenhead, England. (This was the second ship RMS Mauretania.) Dignitaries at the ship yard perform the ceremonies as the crowd watches. People stand on the deck and the bow of ship leaning to watch the ceremony. The ship slides down into the Mersey River.

Date: 1938, August 8
Duration: 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Events surrounding the 1938 German annexation of Austria

Goosestepping German troops parade. A group of German Panzer I Ausf. A tanks armed with twin 7.92 mm machine guns, are seen crossing a field. A squadron of German airplanes flies overhead in formation. Spectators watch as Austrian Army troops assemble and drill in Vienna, Austria Austrian Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg speaking before the Austrian Federal Diet on 24 February , 1938. He rejects Hitler's plans for Austria, saying: "…Austria will go thus far and no further." Closeups of some Austrian citizens. German troops entering Austria, during the "Anschluss" on 12 March 1938. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain at Heston Aerodrome in London, England, departing on 29 September, 1938, to meet with Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany. His aircraft taking off. View of anti-aircraft gun set up in London, with Big Ben and Parliament building in background. Workmen with shovels breaking ground for defenses in London. A woman wearing a gas mask, carries a baby in England. Prime Minister Chamberlain speaking at Heston airport upon his return from Munich, on 16 September. 1938. Views of broken shop windows in Berlin, Germany, following the "Kristallnacht" violent anti-Jewish actions by Nazi Brown shirts on November 9 and 10, 1938. People gather around a fire and outdoor kitchen in an encampment on a field. They warm themselves by the fire. Two women pump water from a well in the field. Closeups of some of the people, including a small child. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt at a table with members of his cabinet,

Date: 1938
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Freedom of the Borough of Birkenhead is conferred upon Prime Minister David Lloyd George

British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, and party, arrive in Birkenhead, England, where the Freedom of the Borough is to be conferred upon him. As he steps from a car, his wife is already on the sidewalk being greeted by another woman. A policeman, military officer, and a judge, in powdered wig, stand on the sidewalk to greet the Prime Minister, as he shakes hands with the Lord Mayor of the autonomous County Borough. Several other officials and ladies join the group. Many spectators line the sidewalks. The Prime Minister standing on the sidewalk with several military officers, a policeman, and the Lord Mayor. David Lloyd George accompanied by military officers, proceeds to review a formation of troops. A woman speaks to the Prime Minister, as women wartime volunteers in work uniforms stand in the background. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of devastation from the "Long Island Express" Hurricane of 1938.

Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.

Date: 1938, September 21
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain makes a speech at Heston Airport in London, England before leaving for Germany.

Scene of boats docked on the Thames River with Houses of Parliament in the background, in England. Scenes related to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's trip, September 15-16, 1938. to meet Adolf Hitler, at Berchtesgarden,Germany. Chamberlain steps from an airplane. Neville Chamberlain, on September 16, 1938, after returning from Bertchtesgarden. He is seen making his way through a crowd at Heston Airport in London, England, where he speaks into a microphone. Scenes from September 15, 1938, before leaving to meet German Chancellor Adolf Hitler,in Berchtesgarden. Crowds gather on top of the airport building. Cameramen record the event. Police officers and officials stand about waiting for Chamberiain to depart. A British Airways aircraft lands and taxis in at Heston Airport. German Charge d'Affaires, Herr Kordt, Lord Halifax and Prime Minister Chamberlain talk with each other. Chamberlain cuts open a letter, from the King, and reads it, privately. Chamberlain makes a speech , surrounded by microphones, as photographers take pictures. Chamberlain poses beside the airplane. Lord Halifax joins him. Chamberlain doffs his hat and looks about to enter the aircraft.

Date: 1938, September 15
Duration: 3 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Life in Britain on eve of War. Chamberlain, Hitler and Mussolini signing the Munich Agreement during World War II.

An Allied propaganda film to solidify Anglo-American solidarity within the ranks as well as to counter Nazi propaganda aimed at weakening the alliance shows British soldiers in Great Britain during World War 2. 1938: in the United States New York Yankees win the pennant in baseball; scene of Yankees team members shaking hands. View of aviator Douglas Corrigan nicknamed Wrong Way Corrigan after his accidental flight from New York to Ireland instead of California as planned. View of trains on the 6th Avenue Elevated (or Sixth Avenue El) before that service was halted in Manhattan New York City. British citizens go about their daily life. Derby horse race in a stadium. A British boy and his father shovel dirt for a backyard garden. Players play a football (soccer) game at Wembley Stadium in England as spectators cheer the 1938 FA Cup Final with Preston North End taking the Cup versus Huddersfield Town as George Mutch scores the winning goal. Scenes in Germany: People cheer for German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and give Nazi salute. Newspaper headlines about Czech occupation. Graves in a cemetery. British Prime Minister Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini sign the Munich Agreement. Despite a peace agreement Hitler invades Czechoslovakia. People read 'Military Training Act, 1939'. British soldiers march along a road. View of Adolf Hitler smiling and laughing. Artillery is fired. A poster reads 'Britain Declares War on Germany'. Airplanes in flight and drop leaflets over Germany. German airplanes in flight. Parachutists jump from the airplanes. Hitler talks to officers and considers the war to be over. Radio news broadcast of the British declaration of war on Germany by Neville Chamberlain. Many different British citizens and families shown in living rooms and work places gathered around radios to hear the so called "We shall fight on the beaches" speech of Winston Churchill on June 4, 1940. Clip includes scenes from 1938 through 1940; from a film produced in 1943.

Date: 1940
Duration: 4 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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