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Robert Kronfeld Austria's glider pilot crosses the English Channel in round trip glide.

Robert Kronfeld Austria's glider pilot crosses the English Channel in round trip glide. He is congratulated at by the people at St. Inglevert airfield near Calais, France, after winning the Annual Glider Meet. He handled a motor less aircraft from France to England and back again the same day. A French aircraft crashes while landing during the competition. 20 June 1931.

Date: 1931, June 20
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Cierva C.8L autogiro makes the first rotary-wing cross-channel flight from Croydon (London) to France.

Flight of Cierva C.8L autogiro (G-EBYY) from Croydon, United Kingdom to France, the first cross-channel flight by a rotating wing aircraft, on 18 Sep 1928. The pilot Juan de la Cierva and the editor of 'L Illustration' M Bouche stand near the 180 hp Lynx-powered autogiro. The men get into the autogiro. The pilot talks to spectators and photographers gathered around the autogiro. The autogiro takes off and is seen air-to-air over the channel. After the flight to St Inglevert, the autogiro later lands at Le Bourget airport, Paris (where it is now preserved at the Musee de l'Air). Men approach autogiro. The pilot sits on edge of cockpit of the autogiro.

Date: 1928, September 18
Duration: 2 min 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dover and Calais after various attacks by Germany in World War II.

Dover, United Kingdom: The town of Dover in Kent. Men, women and children move to underground shelters. Women play cards and knit. German artillery fired. British soldiers amid ruins. Calais, France: Calais under the Canadians. Man cleans a room. Destroyed bridges. Canadians evacuated across the Calais Canal. Men, women, children, and wounded civilians helped across the canal by soldiers. Wounded lifted into military ambulances. A woman holds her wounded child. Allied airplanes drop bombs over enemy territory. Explosion and smoke due to bombardment. Soldiers examine German artillery and coastal guns. A white flag put up at a surrendered German post.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese actions leading to 2nd Sino-Japanese war and attack on United States at Pearl Harbor in World War II

Japanese army officers examining foreign military equipment. A Japanese worker employing electric drill developed in a Western country. The Japanese freighter, Tatsuno Maru, loading scrap iron at a port in the United States. Other Japanese freighters loading coal and oil for shipment back to Japan. View of the Washington Naval Conference in Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, DC, held in 1921-22 and again in 1927 and 1930, to deal with several lingering issues. Glimpse of Japanese people holding flags while gathered near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Glimpse of Japanese army troops on parade. Japanese Navy warships at sea. A fleet of Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers and Nakajima Ki-27 pursuit planes, parked on an airfield. A loose formation of Ki-27s airborne. Animated map illustrates Japanese fortification of Mariana, Caroline, and Marshall islands in the Pacific. Animated map illustrating China's greater size and population vis-a-vis Japan. Animated map illustrating Japanese occupation of Manchuria in 1931. New York Times newspaper with headline "Japs Seize Manchuria" hovers over fires burning in Manchuria. Other newspaper headlines reporting on Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia; the Spanish civil war; surrender of Czechoslovakia; invasion of Poland; Nazi assaults on France, Belgium, and the Netherlands; the London Blitz; and Nazi advances against Russia on the Eastern Front. Fnally, a Boston Hearald extra edition headline reports: "Pearl Harbor Bombed." A still photograph of Japanese Baron Tanaka Giichi (on left) with two other dignitaries, circa 1929. Japanese infantry streaming into Manchuria and then celebrating as they walk into local town. A busy street in a Chinese city. Japanese soldiers in Manchuria escorting local prisoners along a street. Animated map illustrating Japananese warships surrounding harbor of Shanghai, China. View from a Japanese ship bombarding Shanghai. Smoke rising from shell striking on Shanghai waterfront. View from land of severely damaged buildings on a street, and a shell exploding in background, as Chinese defenders move to successfully repel the Japanese forces. New map illustrates subsequent Japanese move, annexing Jehol, from occupied Manchukuo, and Korea. Japanese troops entering a town in Jehol. Sun newspaper headline: "League Censures Japan." Chinese diplomat protesting at League of Nations. Japanese troops exiting railroad trains in Jehol. Aisin Gioro Puyi aka Henry Pu Yi, Kangde Emperor (Kang-te Emperor) of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, is seen saluting Japanese troops on parade. Closeup of Puyi wearing shaded glasses, looking directly into the camera. chiang Kai-shek, with other Chinese officers. Reenactment of barbarian forces riding against China and thwarted by the Great Wall. Many Chinese walking in a long line along the Great Wall. Map tracing the Great Wall across China. Aerial view of the Great Wall from overflying airplane. Japanese troops marching through a city gate; infantry climbing a sheer cliff; and helmeted Japanese soldiers marching past civilians in a city. Map illustrated progress of Chinese unification by year 1937. Japanese officers conferring during occupation. Japanese troops leave a barracks, riding in open trucks. A line of the troop trucks moving along the dirt street of a town. The troops climb from their trucks in the town.

Date: 1941
Duration: 3 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied forces hold air superiority in battle of Saint Mihiel during World War I.

This film shows numerous types and models of World War One aircraft in operation. It opens showing Allied airplanes preparing for a maximum air campaign in the battle of Saint Mihiel. View from inside a hanger as its flap opens and men push a Sopwith Camel airplane out onto airfield. Map of St Mihiel. American planes warm up on flight line in predawn, with flares burning at wingtips. Huge numbers of allied airplanes are marshaled on airfields throughout the theater of operations and begin taking off. Among them is a French Morane-Saulnier low wing monoplane. German fliers are seen loading small hand held bombs into the cockpit of their Albatross aircraft. Soldiers in combat on ground in "no man's land" during the battle of St. Mihiel. They take refuge in large shell and bomb craters and try to advance running between them.. Germans fliers dropping bombs, by hand, from airplane. Numerous Allied and German airplanes in aerial dogfights. American planes over clouds. American Observation balloon attacked in sky. Balloon in flames, and trailing black smoke as it falls to the ground. French flag flies at an airfield, where a nosed-over airplane sits, by a hangar, as airplanes fly overhead. Aircraft taxiing about in close quarters at airfield. Large formations of American airplanes flying overhead in a grand formation, following the Armistice, November 11, 1918 Then the film shifts dramatically from World War One to the post-WWII year of 1947. It illustrates the dramatic advances in warplanes since WWI by showing U.S. B-36 bombers and straight-wing F-84 Thunderjet fighters is formation.

Date: 1918
Duration: 3 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Britain attempts to recover its defensive capabilities following equipment losses in the evacuation at Dunkirk, France, in World War II

Opening scene shows a cathedral and houses near the English Channel coast in World War 2. German troops, part of a force of 100 Divisions, are seen advancing through French towns toward the coast. A German army band leads some. Others march through the countryside. Close-up of some ot the marchers, along with a Sd.Kfz.9 Half-Track pulling an artillery field piece. A column of German army trucks raising dust on a French country road and many waiting in line to cross a canal. A covered German halftrack pulling a covered trailer across a partially collapsed bridge. View from a moving railroad train with German troops and one manning an MG-08 machine gun on an open flat car. German soldiers in a "bucket brigade" passing cargo, including jerry cans, being off-loaded from a German Junkers Ju-52 transport plane at a grass airfield in France. A German Krupp K5 railway gun being run up an elevated rail. Imaginative animated map showing Nazi-dominated Europe in contrast to the British Isles. British troops marching. Change of scene to the beachhead at Dunkirk, France, during the mass evacuation of British forces ahead of approaching German armies. View from a British Destroyer of troops wading out through the water towards it. Close-up of two British soldiers being pulled from the water onto a boat, by two men in fowl weather gear. In skies above, British and German aircraft are engaged in aerial dogfights. A British Destroyer filled with soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk. Vickers/Maxim Octuple QF 2-pounder Mark VIII guns being fired by a British warship. British soldiers, some covered with oil, on the deck of a destroyer. Scene shifts to armor and weapons abandoned by the retreating British forces, including trucks, tanks, anti-aircraft guns and armored cars. Scene shifts to England where rescued soldiers begin ascending a gangway from the crowded deck of a warship to a pier above. Smiling British soldiers relaxing as they arrive on a pier. Many rescued soldiers getting organized on land. Narrator mentions that the losses of war materiel leave Britain short of its needs. Soldiers standing around a British Infantry Tank Mk.III Valentine. Soldiers manning a coastal defense machine gun position. Views of the British English Channel coastline. A British battleship (or Battle Cruiser) showing two forward triple gun turrets, is seen underway, ahead of an aircraft carrier. Silhouetted distance views of several British destroyers, and closer view on one escorting a supply shiip. (Narrator notes the British navy was absorbed in protecting supply lines all over the globe.) Animated map illustrates the overwhelming superiority of German Air Forces directed against Britain. view of British airfield displaying flag with Union Jack and RAF roundel. Several RAF personnel stand around an Avro Anson twin engine airplane, parked on the ramp. Several Supermarine Spitfire aircraft are seen parked on an airfield. Close-up of two flying in formation. View of St. Paul's Cathedral in the heart of London, England. British people are seen in a city and at home engaged in ordinary activities, scrubbing floors, chatting over drinks at a Pub, and waiting on a customer in a lady's shop. A farmer tends sheep in a field next to a church, where he converses with the Vicar. A baby crawls across pavement to his mother who reaches out from a doorway. New recruits in uniform mingle with people on a sidewalk. Mature women in uniform walk along with British Army officers in uniform. British sailor and an officer walk past the camera. A boy and older men at work in a field. Four businessmen dressed in civilian clothes are next seen in military uniforms, shouldering rifles. Home Guard civilians carrying rifles are trained in close order drills on a lawn. A home guard man points to a drawing of a tank as he asks a question during an outdoor training session. Recruits watch demonstrations with Browning M1917 water-cooled machine gun, and hand grenade launcher on Enfield rifle. A recruit takes his turn firing a single round (to save ammunition) from a Thompson M1921 submachine gun. He hands the weapon back to the instructor and returns to his place.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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