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British soldiers prepare for their coast defenses and German railroad guns hurl shells over the English Channel in England.

The film 'Churchill's Island' about Germany's successive attacks over England during World War II. British soldiers near artillery at a coast. Views of the British Channel. The soldiers observe through binoculars. A gun barrel. British soldiers prepare for their air raid protection. Soldiers atop a building observe through binoculars. Pedestrian traffic on a road. People on bicycles. British people work in ordnance factories. View of aircraft wheel folding into airplane under construction. View of bomb bay with bombs loaded opening on a plane under construction. Adolf Hitler, the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, speaks. A German railroad gun driven on a ramp. Shells in the railroad gun. German soldiers close their ears as the railroad guns hurl shells over the English Channel. Views of the railroad guns and explosions over the English Channel. An officer stands leaning against a wall and speaks. The wing of a taxiing German aircraft. Other aircraft in the background. German aircraft in flight. A British soldier holding a gun runs across a field. A British soldier on a motorbike. Soldiers stand on a tank. Two soldiers with artillery. Policemen get ready. They move out of a building on a motorbike. Policemen help people to move underground as an alarm rings. Officials in front of a map inside a hall.

Date: 1941
Duration: 4 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German submarines attack British ships in the English channel during World War II.

German submarines in the English Channel during World War 2, attacking British ships and North American aid ships to Britain. A u-boat submarine gradually disappears in water. A depth gauge meter inside the submarine. German Navy crew men at work inside the submarine and views of interior compartment and controls of German submarine. View of ships from the periscope of the submerged submarine. German submarine fires torpedoes as British ships are attacked by the submarines some of which are on the surface and some are underwater. Sailors at a submarine attack a ship. New ships are launched in the Atlantic from American and Canadian ship building ports. A ship named "Challenge" is christened and launched down skids. Explosions in the sea as Allied ships drop depth charges and hunt German submarines. Sailors observe through binoculars from a ship. A man drinks from a mug. Cargo convoy ships in the Atlantic including one named "King William" supplying the British.

Date: 1941
Duration: 3 min 34 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
 
 
German coastal guns at English Channel. Bomb damage in German town. Germany Navy in Norway. World War II

German Kriegsmarine Grand Admiral Erich Raeder inspects coastal artillery units along the English Channel during World War 2. He arrives and is greeted by German Naval officers. They study maps on a table. He inspects the guns. A coastal gun raises its barrel, while under a camouglage net. Scene shifts to residents of a German town that had been struck by British RAF bombers. Local residents work to clear up the rubble. Views of bomb-damaged homes, with entire front walls missing. View of damaged kitchen in an apartment. Teams of men working to clear rubble. German children fill a town square to watch the demolition of an unsafe structure. Sign with skull and crossbones next to an unexploded bomb, warning that it is a dud and life threatening. German workers pouring concrete for an airfield. Scene shifts to Kriegsmarine activity in Norway. View of a fjord, and then to many German float planes in a bay near a city. German warships come under attack by British warplanes. German ships antiaircraft guns are brought to bear. German Focke Wulf FW-190 aircraft scrambled to engage the British. Views from German aircraft in flight over the area. Snow covered mountains. View from German ships in the North Atlantic. The German battleship, Gneisenau, underway. Formation of German warships underway. Two German U-boats moving on the surface. A motor torpedo boat. German Stuka, Junkers JU-87 dive bombers, in formation flight. Motor torpedo boat dropping depth charge.

Date: 1941
Duration: 5 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Germans prepare for a direct invasion and British sailors drop naval mines in the English Channel for coastal protection.

Germany's successive attack over England during World War II. German soldiers observe papers at a desk and prepare for direct invasion over England. The soldiers observe back lighted reconnaissance photos with a magnifying glass and observe forms of ships. A German pilot inside an aircraft in flight low near the coast of Dover, Portsmouth, and Plymouth. A German torpedo boat, or Schnellboots aka S-boot or S-boat, at sea running at high speed. German sailors and officers on the deck of a Schnellboots torpedo boat. German Army paratroopers in training for jumps. German paratroopers jump from simulated aircraft at low height, and hanging from wires, as they practice landing and rolling. German paratroopers at the open door of an aircraft and jumping in a line from the aircraft in flight. A number of parachutes in the air. A sketch shows the layers of British defensive positions from the coast inward. British flying boat over water. Gun turret of flying boat in action. A British ship in the rough North Sea during a squall storm. British sailors in mine laying operation drop large round naval contact mines with protruding Hertz horns visible, into the sea. Booms with steel submarine nets in front of a British harbor to catch submarines and surface craft.

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aviation History in France; early airplane history and notable French aviation pioneers.

Scene of a symbol which demonstrates man's desire for flight. Painting of Leonardo da Vinci. Drawing of Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine. Views of drawings of the attempts of man to fly. Photo of Clement Ader. Drawing of Ader's plane. Still photo of the first powered Wright Brother's plane. Still photo of one of Ader's planes. Photo of Louis Blériot. Gabriel Voisin's photo. Picture of Robert Esnault-Pelterie. Two French designers. Robert Esnault-Pelterie making a test by mounting a glider atop a truck. Gabriel Voisin towing a glider with boats on the Seine River. He stayed airborne for several seconds. Photo of Alberto Santos-Dumont. The plane in which he made several flights. A plane made by Gabriel Voisin "La Bagatelle" which was flown by his brother Charles Voisin. Scene of this flight. Henry Farman seated in plane. Several views depicting the first attempt to fly the English Channel. Three competitors were Count Lambert in a Wright Plane at Wissant, Hubert Lathan in Antionette IV at Sangatte and Louis Bleriot (winner) flying a monoplane of his own design from Los Baraques to Dover. Single of Bleriot's plane. Observers of the flight. The English Channel. The wreckage being salvaged by French boat. Wreckage of plane as it is lifted out of the channel. Wreckage being pulled down streets. Louis Bleriot walking on crutches. Bleriot standing in cockpit of plane prior to, attempting to fly the English Channel at Les Baraques. The takeoff. Observers watching the landing at Dover, England. Two men standing on roof top waving a flag. Field, tent and personnel at Dover, England where the landing was made. English people examining plane after landing. Ship on which Bleriot returned to France. Reception committee greeting him. Street scenes of his reception in Paris.

Date: 1909
Duration: 7 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
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