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Charles Lindbergh acclaimed by large crowd in Brussels, Belgium after flying from Paris following his transatlantic crossing

Aviator Charles Lindbergh acclaimed in Brussels, Belgium, after flying from Paris, following his reception there after completing his solo transatlantic flight. Lindbergh motorcade arriving in center of Brussels. 'Spirit of St. Louis' plane in flight, from Paris to Brussels. Brief view of Evere airfield, Brussels, Belgium. View of crowd packed into Market Square in Brussels. Charles Lindbergh, standing on balcony of Brussels Town Hall waves his hat to the cheering crowd.

Date: 1927
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German Army advances in Belgium pushing back the Anglo-French army during World War II.

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.

Date: 1940, May
Duration: 5 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Charles Augustus Lindbergh successfully completes first nonstop crossing from New York to Paris, and is celebrated worldwide.

Opens with scenes of aviators unsuccessful attempts to cross the Atlantic in pursuit of the Orteig Prize. Failed attempt by Fonck in his Sikorsky aircraft as he headed for Paris on September 21, 1926. French aviator René Paul Fonck standing beside his aircraft before takeoff. Fonck's plane taxiing for takeoff. View of the plane crashed and consumed in fire and smoke. Crash of Byrd's Fokker plane on April 16, 1927, injuring Byrd and crewmen Noville and Bennett. View of Byrd in uniform before the crash. View of the crash as Byrd's plane is seen tumbling nose over on landing. Failure of Chamberlin's Bellanca aircraft carrying Chamberlin and two little girl passengers. The plane stalls at landing but passengers are safe. Next scene of crash of plane carrying Davis and Wooster on April 26, 1927 near Langley Field, Virginia, killing both men. The crashed plane beside a swamp. View of France's Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli before their attempt in L'Oiseau Blanc (The White Bird). Plane with Nungesser and Coli taking off; it disappeared after taking off from Paris, with the last sighting of it over Ireland. View of Charles Lindbergh and then also of Lindbergh and his mother, and of the Spirit of Saint Louis on May 20, 1927 before his successful Atlantic Crossing to Le Bourget at Paris on May 21, 1927. The aircraft being backed out of a hangar and being fueled. Captain Charles Augustus Lindbergh enters the cockpit. The Spirit of Saint Louis Wright Whirlwind powered monoplane taxiing and taking off slowly from Roosevelt Field in New York, heavily burdened by fuel. Aerial view of the Spirit of St Louis in flight, taken from another airplane. Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic in the plane 'Spirit of St. Louis'. Charles Lindbergh is greeted by huge crowd in Paris. Views of crowds, dignitaries and celebrations as he is welcomed by people in Paris, Brussels and London. Also views of his receptions in Washington DC and New York City in the United States in June 1927.

Date: 1927, May 20
Duration: 10 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes from construction of the American pavilion at Brussels World's fair as officials visit the site in Belgium.

American pavilion being constructed in Brussels, Belgium for World's fair. Workers work on a huge steel structure as they construct American pavilion at Brussels world 's fair site in Belgium. Smoke rises. Men work on wooden planks. A bucket filled with concrete in a hoist. A worker levels the surface of cement. Steel girders at the construction site. Drink being poured into a glass. Officials speak to the workers. Officials and workers raise a toast and drink from the glasses. James Plaut, the Deputy U.S. Commissioner to the Brussel's World's Fair and other Officials at the construction site as they inspect the pavilion under construction. Pipes piled up at the site.

Date: 1958
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The city of Brussels under German occupation during World War II.

Brussels Belgium under German occupation during World War II. Women and men ride bicycles in the streets of Brussels, Belgium. A crowded market street. A woman in an elaborate hat walks past people in the street. Trams move along the city roads. Civilians and military personnel at a street cafe. A view of the ‘Maison du Roi’ or King's House and the Guildhalls at the Grand Place, the central square of Brussels. The Great Market at the square. Soldiers look at birds in cages. Vendors selling various foods and vegetables. A woman vendor slicing cheese. German Luftwaffe airmen taste the cheese as civilians look on.

Date: 1940, June
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Montage of scenes depicting Allied advances through France and into Germany during World War II

Animated sequence shows flags of Allied forces advancing through France against German forces during World War 2. U.S. and Free French flags shown in South of France and British and Canadian to the North. Beyond the Seine River, German soldiers are seen watching the launch of V-1 buzz bombs against London. Aerial views of British armored units racing towards Brussels, Belgium. Local people wave and applaud them as they move through villages towards Brussels. Crowds greet them joyfully as they enter Brussels. American soldiers crossing fields and entering the boundaries of Germany. British soldiers (Tommies) being given drinks by Belgian man in Brussels. American soldier walking with another who is clowning around, wearing a top hat and carrying an umbrella. Line of surrendering German soldiers on bicycles. A German Army Division, of about 20 thousand soldiers marching along a road to surrender. Canadian troops advancing in the North, happen upon a deserted German "flying bomb" site. American P-51 fighters operating on a German airfield. U.S. troops setting up communications on poles. Allied troops being entertained by USO performer. British and American troops moving through Germany.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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