Explosion in coal mine leads to disaster in Borinage Belgium. Numerous people gathered on road. Rescue team approaches the site. Police men restrict men and women from entering the disaster site. Dead bodies. Men bring out a dead body from the mine. King Leopold II of Belgium personally supervises and instructs the rescue team in relief work. Wounded people sit on the road side while a woman cries. The burial procession accompanying the dead bodies to the grave. Thousands of people stand on the road side as the procession passes.
Nazi rally in Nuremberg, Germany ca.1934. Massed Storm troopers and spectators salute Hitler.An artillery piece is fired. Hitler personally recognizing loyal Storm troopers. Animated map of Asia, showing Japanese occupation of Manchuria, and Italian occupation of Ethiopia. Newspaper headlines describe Britain and France hesitating to support League of Nations oil sanctions against Italy; and U.S. increasing its oil exports to Italy by 600% (ca. 1935). Hitler and Hermann Goering looking pleased in Hitler's private railroad car. Adolf Hitler at a planning table covered with maps. German citizens traveling abroad and Joachim von Ribbentrop visiting London, as ambassador to Great Britain, in 1936. View of Léon Degrelle and his Catholic-fascist, Rexist party in Belgium (ca. 1936). View of Colonel Francois de la Rocque speaking at a Cross of Fire (Croix-de-Feu) party night rally in France.Konrad Henlein,leader of the Sudeten German Party in Czechoslovakia. Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian National Socialist official, seen in an automobile during a parade. Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, addressing followers and defending Hitler. Street scenes of public disorder attributed to Nazi sympathizers in France and Belgium. Mass meeting of the German American Bund in Madison Square Garden, New York City,1939. U.S. flags and picture of George Washington decorate stage. Fritz Julius Kuhn addresses the gathering and members rough up a protester. Views of heavy industry in Germany, especially steel manufacturing for remilitarization. Persons working at a German concentration camp. Dramatized execution by machine gun. View of Heinrich Himmler. German President Paul von Hindenburg. German national conscription of 1935. German youth training pilots with gliders. German paratroopers, Junkers 52 aircraft, soldiers goosestep, tanks. Ju 87 Stuka plane. German invasion of Rhineland, 1936. Construction of Siegfried Line. Antitank barriers, bunkers, dragons teeth. Hitler visiting Westwall. German military parade.
King Albert I in Brussels, Belgium. King Albert I of Belgium and other officials review troops. The troops holding guns march. A soldier holding a flag. The troops in a row at a rail station. King Albert and officials arrive and walk past the troops on the rail platform. The King and a few men and women under a partially covered area. King Albert and other officials wait on the steps leading to a building, during a ceremony. A flag on the steps. Other officials arrive and climb up the steps to the building. A large crowd gathered. King Albert and the officials review the troops. The troops with guns stand in rows. King Albert shakes hands with the officials. A large group of people walk along streets. The King and other officials arrive in a motor carriage outside a building. A large crowd gathered outside the building. The crowd waves flags and cheers for the King.
Ceremony in Berling, Germany. British Army General Sir Ian Hamilton meets German President Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff (aka Paul von Hindenburg) and receives the the drums of Second Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, that Germans retrieved from Belgium, in World War I. President Hindenburg wears his uniform of German Marshal. General Hamilton is accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel Stanley Robert McClintock, Commanding Officer of the Second Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. German Colonel, Oskar von Hindenburg, stands with British Military Attache, Berlin, Colonel Andrew Thorne, and Lieutenant Colonel McClintock, behind the drums. General Ian Hamilton poses. Second Battalion,Gordon Highlanders, on parade in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. General Hamilton salutes as he reviews the Battalion. Lieutenant McClintock, Battalion Commander, stands at attention, behind him.
British and French allied forces being pushed back by invading German Army in Belgium during World War 2. Allied soldiers cross river in small boats. Troops fire Howitzers. Buildings on fire in Leuven Belgium. Damaged shops with broken windows. Smoke rising from burning buildings in the city of Leuven. Belgian citizens on the street trying to escape from bombing. Views of city in flames taken from the countryside. Pigs fleeing burning barns. Day and night battle scenes with machine guns and tracer rounds being fired. Refugees flee with few belongings, walking down roads. A woman and child apparently dead on a stretcher beside the road. A family fleeing on foot; a young boy in the family using a crutch as he has one peg leg. German forces advancing on foot into smoldering Belgian cities. German soldiers stopped in the middle of roadways and on the side of roads sleeping, without setting up camps. German armored vehicles drive past on a road. Oil tanks in Antwerp Belgium in flames with black smoke rising, set on fire by Allies during their retreat. Low aerial views of Brussels Belgium streets, spared from destruction, as German soldiers march into Brussels.
Ambassadors from Netherlands and Belgium in the United States. Official from Netherlands speaks about the German attack. He states that Germany has violated all norms. Netherlands is resisting the attack in its full power. Belgium ambassador talks about the German attack and the strategies to defend Belgium made by King Albert I of Belgium.