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Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret attend the consecration ceremony at the Coventry Cathedral in Coventry, England.

The consecration ceremony at the Coventry Cathedral in Coventry, England. The cathedral building is built on the ashes of the shrine leveled by the Nazis during World War II. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom accompanied by her sister Princess Margaret attends the ceremony. The archbishop and bishops appreciate the consecration conducted by the bishop of Coventry.

Date: 1962, July 23
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Buildings and a cathedral are damaged due to bombing of London, Britain and bomb geysers near ships in the English Channel.

Areas of England are bombed during the Battle of Britain of World War II. Smoke rises from a bombed portion of Coventry following a blitzkrieg or blitz attack by the German Lutwaffe over London and other cities in England. British enlisted men and civilians walk around bombed buildings. Debris and rubble in the foreground. The bombed and gutted St Michaels Cathedral (Coventry Cathedral) in Coventry, West Midlands, England. Military men look at the devastation and effects of the bombing. A bomb demolished building in the foreground. Rubble and debris on the streets in other British cities. Civilians walk through the ruins of the bombed buildings. Scene changes to English Channel as bombs hit near an unidentified British ship. German aircraft in formation fly through flak bursts. Bomb bursts near the stern of a ship in the English Channel. The Cliffs of Dover in the background. German bombing near three British merchant ships in the English Channel. The coastline of the English Channel in the background.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
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
 
 
German forces attacking and working to intimidate Britain during World War II. Blitz scenes from various cities in England.

Rubble and smoke rising after German Luftwaffe blitz attack in London, with St. Pauls Cathedral visible in the background behind the smoke. German submarines positioned off the British coast. Luftwaffe aircraft flying over the English Channel bound for bombing runs over England. Radio towers seen, and audio of Lord Haw-Haw (from German propaganda radio program "Germany Calling") making statements about the strength and force of the blitzkrieg (blitz) over England. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill greeting military officials and reviewing citizens recruited for military service. Various British ships in the English Channel. German Luftwaffe aircraft bombing and firing upon British ships and British ports. Explosions and sinking ships. Much nighttime footage of the blitz over London, with burning buildings, wreckage, firefighters working to extinguish the flames. Smoke, fire, and rubble from the blitzkrieg of London. Scenes of British citizens in the underground transit system tunnels, taking cover. A family evacuated from the streets above is seen resting beneath the "Picadilly Circus" underground tube station sign. A subway train arriving at the packed ramp. Women and children living underground during the raids. Women washing clothes and children in washtubs in the underground stations. In the city of Plymouth, day scenes of workers clearing rubble from the blitz. Citizens gathered around a sign posted bearing the names of the dead from the attacks. Scenes of blitz devastation in Coventry, including Coventry Cathedral. Workmen in British cities tearing down precarious, damaged buildings by day and cleaning up wreckage.

Date: 1941
Duration: 4 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British night bombers attack Bremen,and Germany retaliates by bombing Coventry, in World War II

A British citizen is seen waving and giving the "V for Victory" sign to trucks passing by carrying British troops during World War 2. View of British fliers assembled on the tarmac in front of a Vickers Wellington twin engine bomber, as a string of trolleys carrying bombs moves along the ground near them. Closeup of the bombs on the trolleys. British RAF officers at telephones discussing a night's planned mission involving 10 aircraft. Glimpse of Vickers Wellington bombers and trolleys of bombs on an airfield. RAF officer and assistants (including 2 women) discussing targeting. Officer mentions photographs of submarine yards and they study them. Scene shifts to the targeting officer briefing air crews about their night's mission, to bomb the German submarine and ship building yards at Bremen. View of photographs. View of aircrew members in briefing room. Views of aircrew boarding their Welllington bomber; engine running; and pilot in cockpit. Other Wellington bombers cranking up. The bombers takeoff at dusk. Pilot in one checking with his rear gunner, and radio operator, while they are in flight. Two bombers silhouetted against sky while in flight. Crew member annotating navigation log. Scene shifts to German pilots on the ground, being scrambled to their Messerschitt Bf 109 aircraft. German searchlights scan the sky and soldiers run to man their 12.8 cm Flak 40 antiaircraft guns. Flashes from these guns are seen in the darkness. Some British Wellington bombers flying through clouds with Flak bursts around them. Pilot in a bomber tells his crew they are entering a glide. View of bomber in sharp decent. Antiaircraft batteries firing rapidly. Bombardier at station in a bomber. View of bomb in bomb bay. Bombardier presses button releasing several bombs. Explosions on the ground. Antiaircraft batteries firing furiously. Pilot in cockpit illuminated by flare of bombs and fires. Camera pans across burning buildings on the ground. Closeup of Adolf Hitler vowing revenge. Slate reads: "November 14th, 1940. Views of German night bombers in raid over Britain. Bombs bursting and antiaircraft fire. View of Coventry, England, in the dawn after the raids. Destroyed and severely damaged buildings, some still burning. Aerial views of some of the destruction. People walking past rubble. Camera captures image as remains of one building collapse. Skeletons of buildings silhouetted against the foggy sky. Survivors on the streets huddle at a bulletin board to read news posted there. Teams of firefighters and others trying to deal with the destruction and pulling victims from the rubble and carrying them for burial in a common grave. Survivors placing garlands of flowers on the graves.

Date: 1940, November
Duration: 5 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Robert Houghwout Jackson makes the opening statement of the prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials in the Palace of Justice.

Events related the Nuremberg Trials held at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany. Flashbacks of a variety of Nazi crimes against humanity during World War II. Europe during 1945. War devastation: buildings and cities laid in waste, people in hunger and despair emerge from shelters searching for the causes of the war and of the immediate human suffering. Deprived children and adults weep, starve and beg on the streets. November 21, 1945, Nuremberg, Palace of Justice, seat of the International Military Tribunal. List shows the names of the convicted Nazi criminals. Chief prosecutor from the United States, Robert Houghwout Jackson, makes the opening statement of the prosecution. He presents Count 1 of the indictment a conspiracy to commit war crimes and crimes against peace and humanity. He makes the statement that criminals who have done injustice to the laws of humanity must be brought to justice. Stenographers wearing headphones take down notes. Defendants stand in their dock including Herman Goring, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Karl Donitz, Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach and Fritz Sauckel. Faces of the convicted criminals. Scenes from mass burial of victims from German bombing of Coventry, England. Scenes from the end of World War 2, with women weeping and civilian victims of war in Europe seen scavenging on streets for food. Women and hungry children scrape out trash cans and metal lids for bites of food. A group of men and women struggle in a food relief line.

Date: 1945
Duration: 8 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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