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African American WACS of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion march in formation after arrival in Birmingham England.

African American women soldiers of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, nicknamed “Six Triple Eight", Women's Army Corps (WACS), march in formation on February 15, 1945, during World War 2. Location is Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, at the time of the unit's arrival in Birmingham. A military band of male soldiers precedes the group of marching WACS. The long column of African American WACS, marching 4 deep, is led by commanding officer Major Charity Adams. Close up views of the women marching. WACS in front of the unit carry the American flag in the procession.

Date: 1945, February 15
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
African-American WACS pass in review before Major Charity Adams and General John C H Lee during World War II.

During World War 2, African American women soldiers of the Women's Army Corps (WACS) stand in formation at a parade ground in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, during a formal military review on February 15, 1945. The women are from the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, nicknamed “Six Triple Eight, which had just arrived in Birmingham. The WACS' commanding officer, Major Charity Adams, stands beside General John C.H. Lee. The African-American female soldiers of the WACS march in a column, eight deep, passing by General John CH Lee and Major Charity Adams, who salute the soldiers. Other male officers stand on the review stand behind officers Lee and Adams. Note: Major Charity Adams (Charity Edna Adams; later Charity Adams Earley) was the first African-American woman officer in the WACS, and, at the end of the war, then Lieutenant Colonel Adams was the highest ranking African-American woman in the United States military.

Date: 1945, February 15
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
WWII scenes in Britain and Scotland; countryside, industrial cities, castles, shipyards and a factory making ammunition

World War 2 activities of the British in Great Britain. Industrial areas in Britain with opening shot of steel mill area, heaps of coal, and smoke pollution pouring from industrial stacks. An advertisement shows old country towns in Southern England. Other advertisements show Dunkeld Cathedral and a country vacation in Southern California. The countryside with bucolic fields and pasture scenes in view. Cattle grazing in a field. Exterior wide view of steel mills of Sheffield. A village with a flowing stream. Old castles in England. A shipyard on the River Clyde with ships anchored. Old cathedrals. Industrial cities of Birmingham, Glasgow, and Manchester are shown with aerial and elevated views of industrial stacks and smoke from industry. A train passes by an industrial plan in Leeds. Interior views of a small war materiel munitions factory in which British men work making war ammunition, shells, and ordnance.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Winston Churchill,King George VI and officials arrive at Buckingham Palace for V-E day celebration in London,England.

Victory in Europe Day celebration in London,England at the end of World War II. Large crowd of civilians stand in front of Buckingham Palace gateway for Victory in Europe (V-E )day celebration. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and party arrive at the Palace. They get off a limousine car. Churchill climbs up the palace steps. Churchill,King George VI of the United Kingdom and other officials on steps of the Buckingham Palace.

Date: 1945, May 8
Duration: 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Winston Churchill,King George VI and officials pose for photographers at the Buckingham Palace on V-E day in London,England.

Victory in Europe Day celebration in London,England at the end of World War II. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill,King George VI of the United Kingdom and other officials stand on steps of Buckingham Palace. They pose for photographers. Dignitaries climb up steps. Large crowd of civilians gathered in front of the palace gateway for Victory in Europe (V-E ) day celebration.

Date: 1945, May 8
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Londoners celebrate VE Day, the end of World war II, in Europe

With the surrender of Germany, World War 2 in Europe ends, on VE (Victory in Europe) Day, May 8, 1945. Scene opens with church bells ringing and view of west front of St. Paul's Cathedral, on Ludgate Hill, in London, England. Crowd is celebrating in the square. around the statue of Queen Anne. Amongst the crowd are men and women in uniform. Here and there Union Jack flags are seen, one held by a little girl hoisted upon a man's shoulder. Camera pans across various parts of the celebrating crowds. View from above, of several couples dancing within a circle of people. Several uniformed U.S. Air Force officers in a jeep celebrate with the crowd. High altitude view of Trafalgar Square in London, England. 'Victory over Germany 1945' banner draped on base of Nelson's Column. Crowd of British citizens celebrating on streets of Whitehall and closeup of the Cenotaph with inscription "The Glorious Dead".

Date: 1945, May 8
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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