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Buildings and a cathedral are damaged due to bombing of London, Britain and bomb geysers near ships in the English Channel.

London in Britain is bombed during the Battle of Britain of World War II. Smoke rises from the bombed portion of the city. British enlisted men and civilians walk around bombed buildings. Debris and rubble in the foreground. A bombed and gutted cathedral in London. The enlisted men look at the effects of the bombing. A bomb demolished building in the foreground. Rubble and debris on the streets. Civilians walk through the ruins of the bombed buildings. Bomb geysers of a bomb hit near an unidentified ship. Unidentified aircraft in formation fly through flask bursts. Bomb geysers of bomb bursts near the stern of a ship in the English Channel. The Cliff of Dover in the background. Bomb geysers of bombs near three 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
 
 
German aircraft are shot down after attacking British Merchant Shipping vessels in the English Channel during World War 2

German air attack on British ships in the English Channel during Battle of Britain in World War II. British ships underway in the English Channel. German Stukas in flight. Explosions occur at sea as German aircraft bombard a British merchant convoy. British Royal Air Force Hurricane aircraft fly across camera. Vapor trails in the sky. RAF Hurricane aircraft being shot down. British soldiers look at a wrecked German Junkers 88 dive bomber aircraft.

Date: 1940, August 5
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The British Army trains, and British civilians learn to use military weapons in Britain, leading up to Battle of Britain

British defense against German aerial warfare. German soldiers prepare for the attack. German Wehrmacht Army forces marching beside rubble and bombed out streets in a conquered area on the coast of the English Channel (likely in France). A German Army band plays. Tanks and weapons turned towards Britain. Scenes of British Army showing ships. An English pilot rescued in the channel. Tanks and other equipment of the army. British men gather and smoke cigars. Army men stand near the side of a tank. A machine gun. Scenes of a beach and British ships. A pictorial representation of the British ships and German planes in flight over them. British aircraft stationed and some in flight. British civilians walk on street. A family dines together. Women clean the floor. A child crawls. The civilians are taught about military equipment and how to use them. An officer fires a gun.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Air attacks on Britain by Germany and the counter-attack by British Royal Air Force during Battle of Britain in World War II.

British defense against German aerial warfare in Battle of Britain during World War 2. A British soldier looks through binoculars and another soldier sits. A soldier on a tank. German planes in flight above the English Channel. The planes drop bombs on the British ships. Explosions in the water of the English Channel. Royal Air force (RAF) pilots are scrambled on alert and run towards their planes. The planes take off. British planes attack the German planes. A German plane falls in the ocean. Damaged German plane. 180 more German planes put to attack. A pictorial representation shows the places in England attacked by Germany. Explosions on the ground. Various British Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft in the air and on the ground. German attacks on Southampton and British ports. German bomber aircraft dropping bombs on British airfields, but British aircraft seen hidden individually near farms and homes and not grouped together in order to evade destruction by German Luftwaffe bombing campaigns.

Date: 1940, August 8
Duration: 5 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German Stuka dive bombers bomb British Naval ships in the English Channel in Western Europe.

German Stuka dive bombers shell British Naval ships in the English Channel. Stukas drop bombs on British Naval ships and British spotters. British fire pompom guns. The bombs hit water close to the ships and aircraft carriers. The bombs are released from the plane and drop towards the sea. They explode near a ship which swerves to avoid them. Waves of Stuka fly high in the sky. A pilot in a cockpit. An aerial view of a plane dropping a series of bombs. Huge explosions as a bomb hits a wooden bridge.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
U.S. officer explains Successful German invasion of France ending with Allies trapped at Dunkirk in World war II

With the help of an animated wall-size map, an American Army Lieutenant Colonel intelligence officer explains details of the German successful breakthough to France during May, 1940, in World War 2. The map depicts the opposing German and Allied lines after the German advances through Belgium and the low countries, and the officer shows their surprise assault through the Ardennes, across the Meuse River and into France, where they shattered the French 9th Army. The map is animated and illustrates as the Officer narrates the events, which end with the successful advance across France to the port of Abbeville, on the Somme River. The subsequent German operations forced British and French forces into an untenable position backed to the English Channel at Dunkirk, France.

Date: 1940, May
Duration: 3 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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