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Cambridgeshire United Kingdom 1943 stock footage and images

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British World War II fighter aircraft on display at RAF Duxford airfield, during making of a movie

Royal Air Force aircraft on display at RAF Duxford airfield, Cambridgeshire, England, during making of 1969 movie, "The Battle of Britain." Several views from different angles of a Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft parked on the ramp. The aircraft is painted in wartime colors and displays 8 crosses below the cockpit, indicating downed German aircraft. Four-bladed propeller dominates front view. Also seen are two Royal Air Force Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft parked on the ramp.

Date: 1968
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Fireworks in Red Square. Tehran, Iran, conference in 1943. Potsdam conference, 1945.

A crowd enjoys fireworks in Red Square, Moscow, Soviet Union, at night. Past events show Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom in Tehran, Iran for the Tehran Conference of 1943. U.S. President Harry S. Truman in Germany during the Potsdam Conference of 1945. The Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Soviet Union. Soviet people along a street in Moscow. Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union, Vyacheslav Molotov with others applauding at the Bolshoi theater, in Moscow. Anti-soviet disorders. Street cars being overturned. (Hungary?).

Date: 1945
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Crew of the U.S. B-17 "Memphis Belle" begin their 25th (final) mission from Bassingbourn airfield, England, during World War 2

Scenes regarding the U.S. 8th Air Force B-17 named Memphis Belle, the first American bomber and crew to complete twenty-five missions over enemy territory in Europe during World War Two. Views of the peaceful English countryside around the British Royal Air Force Bassingbourn airfield, home base of the U.S. 8th Air Force 91st Heavy Bombardment Group. B-17s parked all around on the airfield. Views of Bassingbourn Church, graveyard, horse-drawn wagon, fields of grain, and farm buildings. On the airfield, ground crews clean canopies, refuel aircraft, and perform maintenance on the B-17s. Bombs seen stacked in munitions dump. Airmen ride on bombs aboard trolleys pulled by tugs. One plays the harmonica. Arriving at B-17s, they begin inserting nose fuzes in bombs. Pilots, Navigators, and bombardiers attend morning mission briefing and learn that their target is Wilhelmshaven. Chaplain prays over several crew members. Bombs are loaded on the B-17s. Crew of the 324th Bomb Squadron B-17, "Memphis Belle," arrives at the aircraft aboard a jeep. Pilot, Captain Robert K. Morgan gives last minute briefing and the crew boards the aircraft for their 25th bombing mission. Their airplane has 24 bombs painted on its side (one for each mission). They start their engines.

Date: 1943
Duration: 7 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American offensive campaigns in Europe and Pacific Theater during World War 2

Fall of Benito Mussolini in Italy. Mussolini seen speaking to a crowd and shaking his fist. Sicily surrenders to Allied troops during World War II. German soldiers holding white surrender flags march forward. Civilians in Italy cheer the arrival of smiling American soldiers. Scene changes to American B-25 bomber aircraft dropping bombs over Japanese positions in Pacific Theater. Close view of bombardier calibrating position and bombs away from bomb bay doors toward Japanese-held targets. Gun camera footage of Allied aircraft attacking Nazi German Wolfpack submarines in the Atlantic Ocean. Allied aircraft, including B-25 bombers, bombing German industry and cities during a night raid. In England, United Kingdom, church service is held open to the sky in the ruins of bombed out Coventry Cathedral, which had been destroyed by German Luftwaffe blitz bombing of Britain. Clergy, robed choir members, and British parishioners seen at the enthronement service of Bishop of Coventry Neville Gorton in 1943, enclosed only by the exterior walls of St. Michaels, Coventry Cathedral.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Kingdom of Italy aircraft and crews surrender to Americans at Catania Air Base in Sicily, Italy, during World War II.

Italian aircraft and crews surrender to Americans at Catania Air Base, in Sicily, during World War 2, under terms of the Armistice of Cassibile , signed on September 3, 1943 and publicly announced on September 8th by U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, on Radio Algiers. Under its terms, the Kingdom of Italy ceased hostilities against the Allies and Kingdom forces were to surrender to the Allies. An Italian SIAI-Marchetti SM79 ("Sparviero") Torpedo-Bomber is seen in flight over water, as viewed from another airplane. It carries the number 1NS-20. View of Catania Air Base, with U.S. B-25 Mitchel bomber, of the 340th Bombardment Group, landing, in background. The Italian SM79 is seen taxiing to the ramp, after landing at the Base. A Italian crew man opens the door and an officer exits using the aircraft ladder. He is followed by Giulio Cesare Graziani, torpedo bomber ace and winner of the Italian Gold Medal of Military Valor. (He is framed at 1:12.) Another officer also exits and the three shake hands with U.S. 9th Army Air Force officers on the ground. The Italian officers present some documents and discuss them with the U.S. officers. The officers from both countries gather around the Italian seal, of the kingdom of Italy, on the tail of the plane and discuss it. The officers turn to watch another Italian SM79 land, taxi in, and park. Italian fliers exit this airplane and walk across the ramp to join the others, with whom they exchange salutes, and shake hands.

Date: 1943, September 14
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Enlisted aircrew relax in lounge, after a mission, in United Kingdom.

American enlisted aircrew relax with coffee and cigarettes in United Kingdom, during World War II, before or after an operation. Most of the U.S. Army Air Force bomber crew members are wearing "Mae Wests" life preserver personal flotation devices. One wears headset pushed back on his head. A Staff Sergeant sits at head of table wearing a white scarf and flight goggles, pushed back on his head. One of the group displays a rabbit's foot. Several smoke cigarettes.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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