German destroyer patrols along the White Cliffs of Dover. A Nazi Swastika flag on the ship. Pilot at the wheel. A soldier sends semaphore signal. A sign on a cliff reads 'Dover'. Officers and crew on the ship. Sunken ships in the water. A crew member signals from the ship. An Italian submarine at a German port. Officers and crew member on submarine roof. The sub-marine crew salutes passing German vessel. The German soldiers salute in return Soldiers on a ship. White flags on the ship. Soldiers talk, relax, smoke cigarettes and pipes. A picture drawn on the ship side. A ship in rough seas. It cuts through the water as water splashes on the side of the vessel.
A film about the residents of Dover in Kent, England at the time of German bombing during World War II. British soldiers fire guns. Women soldiers operate anti aircraft guns. They express confidence as they are interviewed about German aerial attacks on Dover. Damaged hotels and buildings due to German aerial attacks. A Salvation Army band plays in rubbled streets. A British civilian with his daughter is interviewed. Views of antiaircraft guns. The film recounts two years of German aerial attacks on Dover. Nazi bombers in flight. British people walk on a street. A woman living on the front line talks about the life of front line people and shows no fear of German attacks. German bombers are shot down.
British troops evacuating from Dunkirk and arriving in Dover. British home guard civlians march and train. British troops in defensive positions on the cliffs of Dover. Winston Churchill sitting outdoors with Lord Louis Mountbatten . British civilians preparing air raid shelters. British farmers working their fields in August, 1940. They look up at the sound of approaching German bombers. RAF fighter planes intercept German bombers. One seen crashed on the ground. A fallen German aviator. Views of British countryside. Cemetery with crosses marking graves of downed German airmen. Closeup of graves of fliers, Leutnant R.Zehre and Unteroffizier Scheidt, German Air Force, downed on September 27, 1940. Blossoms on fruit trees. Artillery gun firing. Squad of British soldiers runs for cover as explosions occur around them. German Dornier Do 217 bomber in flames overhead. British paratroopers in training drop. Parachutes open. British soldiers charge out of trench as explosion occurs right in front of them in a live fire exercise. British troops firing automatic weapons from cover in brush. British sailors manning landing craft (invasion barges) carrying troops during beach landing exercises. The troops charge ashore as the boats hit the beach. British Able Seaman Fletcher in a landing craft, says in former raids on enemy territory, he had to put the "pungos"(sp?) (soldiers) ashore in a rowing boat. Navy Lieutenant John Lewis mentions several French coastal locations where the landing craft were used. He speaks of taking soldiers on raids and waiting to take them back home again. More scenes of British troops in live fire exercises.
The residents and soldiers of Dover in Kent, England at the time of German bombings during World War II. British airplanes are lined up. An airplane halts as a man signals for parking. The airplanes return after attacking Cologne, Germany. The pilot of an airplane disembarks from the airplane and is asked about German attack. Pilots and other personnel talk while walking.
The residents of Dover in Kent, England at the time of German bombings during World War II. Boston bombers in flight to explode German factories and targets. Bombs are dropped. Explosions occur and smoke rises. Royal Air Force (RAF) airplanes in formation flight. Aerial view of the front line area. A woman of the front line is interviewed about German attacks and she shows no fear of German attacks. A man standing beside her.
German attacks on other nations during World War 2. A sign reads 'Belgique' near a building. Germans in Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland and France. German soldiers on tanks and other military vehicles as they advance in blitzkrieg (lightning war).. They advance through the Dutch farmlands. German Ju-52 planes fly in formation and drop paratroopers. The destruction of Rottterdam by heavy German bombardment. People bury their dead at cemetery.. French refugees leave their cities. Adolf Hitler looks at the Eiffel tower in Paris, with other German officials, during occupation of France. Aerial view of the city. German bombers attack London, England (the blitz). Shattered equipment on the ground and destroyed buildings. Hitler observes the German Western Wall defenses. The battle and Allied evacuation of Dunkirk. White cliffs of Dover Sea shore in view. Map depicts German positions. The Battle of Britain. British spitfire planes attack German bombers. Children being evacuated from London and Paris. Firing and bombardment at night during blitzkrieg. Rubble being cleared. British men and women working in munitions and aircraft factories. Hitler and Goering with others in the railroad carriage where French authorities surrender at Compiegne in June, 1940. German forces attacking the Soviet Union, with tanks, infantry and warplanes, in Operation Barbarossa, on June 22, 1941.The mobilization of Soviet defense forces.