Evacuation of the British and Allied troops from Dunkirk beginning May 26, 1940. The troops at the beaches of Dunkirk. Smoke rising from Dunkirk with views of houses in foreground. British troops helped aboard boats in the water, some jumping down from large ships. View of smoke rising from Dunkirk on horizon as troops depart. The soldiers sleeping at sea after being rescued from Dunkirk. Wounded helped from boats as they return to British soil. The soldiers smoking after successful evacuation and giving the 'thumbs up' sign. Troops looking out windows of railroad car and smiling.
'50 Years of Cinematography' depicts the role of military and news cameramen during World War II. Germany starts the War. Invasion of Poland in 1939: German Nazi Luftwaffe bombers in flight over Warsaw. Explosions due to the bombardment. Burning and damaged buildings in the war torn city. Civilians amidst rubble and ruins. Soldiers and civilians look at corpses on a sidewalk. A woman with her child cries. A man walks on a street. Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940: Allied troops evacuated from the Dunkirk coast. Allied troops on ships. Smoke rises from a ship under German attack. Soldiers wade through the water towards waiting ships. Burning ships. The Second Armistice at Compiegne after the German victory in the Battle of France, 1940: German troops stand at attention. German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, President of the Reichstag Hermann Goering, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel and other German officers arrive at the venue. The leaders and officers walk past the soldiers at attention. Hitler gives the Nazi salute. The Blitz, London in 1940-1941: Bomb damaged buildings. Cars and pedestrians amidst ruins and rubble on the streets. A train over a collapsed wall. Civilians in a horse cart. A wrecked bus in a damaged building. Rescue workers among the rubble. Clouds over the city.
German Air Force's raid on the city of Dunkerque (also spelled Dunkirk) in northern France. German Luftwaffe fighter planes in formation, including Heinkel He-111 bombers and JU-87 Stuka dive bombers. German pilot inside the cockpit of a JU-87 Stuka. The plane dives and drops bombs on an airstrip. Bombed and burning buildings in the city of Dunkirk. Luftwaffe Stuka fighters bomb Allied vessels. Antiaircraft guns fired. A German plane crashes in water. View of the wrecked city of Dunkirk, with many fires burning and smoke. Large number of people in the streets. Aerial and ground views of a destroyed church (possibly the St. Eloi Church) with the roof gone and the interior completely destroyed. German parachute troops jump from transport planes descending on Dunkirk.
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. An animated map depicts the German attack on Dunkirk. The map depicts advancing German forces and retreating British, French and Belgian forces. Germans advance on Dunkirk in France. Soldeirs take aim and fire artillery. Artillery guns behind nets. Soldiers man artillery guns. Explosions in the battlefield. Soldiers communicate over the radio. They take cover under enemy fire. Machine gun fire. German tanks advance. Soldiers on foot advance amidst explosions in the field. Soldiers climb onto tanks. German troops eat and drink beer while they rest. The British forces on camouflaged tanks. British and French troops board British boats and ships during the Dunkirk Evacuation (Operation Dynamo).
On 26th May 1940, Over 300,000 allied troops evacuate beaches in Dunkirk, France during World War II. A beach at Dunkirk. Smoke rises due to bombardment. Allied British and French troops being taken aboard British ships. Smoke rises due to attack by German forces. Troops evacuating in small boats. Allied troops are taken aboard a ship by British troops. The troops in boats underway approaching a ship. Buildings burning in the background. The troops wade through water and approach a ship. British troops help other Allied troops aboard a ship. Smoke in the sky. Evacuated troops aboard the ship. A soldier looks at the smoke rising from the beach. Barrage balloons in flight. The troops climb up a ladder. Allied troop are greeted by British troops in Britain. The troops disembarking from the ship. Two soldiers help a wounded. The troops help the injured in disembarking from the ship. A soldier eats food. The evacuated Allied troops look out from the windows of a train. The troops smiling and eating. The troops smoke cigarettes. Evacuees at a railroad station. Clip is from a UN newsreel dated May 9, 1963, recounting events years earlier.
German antiaircraft batteries fire at British aircraft. German attack causes vast destruction at Dunkirk. Destroyed tanks stand on the side of the roads. A sign board reads 'Dunkerque'. Abandoned British tanks and war material at Dunkirk. Fire and smoke rises from burning oil tanks. Antiaircraft battery seen. Enemy dead bodies lye at Dunkirk. British P O W's (Prisoner of War) walk along the road.