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Workers manufacture ammunition in a factory and U.S. Army soldiers advance towards a battlefield in the European Theater.

Use and manufacture of artillery during World War II. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler giving Nazi salute and German troops marching. A newspaper headline reads 'Poland Invaded'. Japanese zero aircraft in flight and bomb strikes on U.S. Navy ships at Pearl Harbor. Scenes from water of the devastation in Pearl Harbor after attack by Japanese aircraft on U.S. Navy ships. A flight of U.S. Navy Douglas TBD torpedo bombers dropping torpedoes. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt seated at a desk signing declaration of war, in 1941. U.S. war production workers manufacturing tanks, guns, ammunition, artillery, shells, and jeeps in arms and munitions factories. War materiel including Army jeeps and tanks loaded with soldiers on parade. U.S. troops firing artillery in North Africa. U.S. forces advancing through wet jungles in the Pacific Theater of World War 2.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American Undersecretary of War speaks to difficulties facing Allies in confronting Germany and Japan in World War II

Undersecretary of War, Robert Porter Patterson, Sr. speaks about a report from the General staff outlining the needs for combating Germany and Japan in World War 2. He cites Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, as an example of what will be needed. He continues to narrate in the background as an animated map appears showing the buildup of supplies and Allied forces in North Africa; Allied air forces flying 60 thousand sorties over Sicily and, the direct amphibious assault using 3,200 vessels. Map also depicts opposing forces of 12 (“unwilling”) Italian Divisions and 3-1/2 German Divisions. View of Allied troops carrying some of their 31 thousand casualties on stretchers from field ambulances. Allied medics attending to the wounded. Some are seen lying on stretchers in a row on the ground near a wall. Interior of a field hospital where surgeons and other medical personnel treat the wounded. Animated map shifts to Europe with Germany at its center, showing , in contrast to Sicily that was only an “outpost,”, the heavily fortified perimeter of Axis controlled areas; the axis industrial might; and the disposition of 300 German Divisions (mostly on the Eastern front) defending the region. Next, the map illustrates Japan’s defended regions in the Pacific Image returns to Undersecretary Patterson i n his office, speaking of the Allied offensives planned for next year (1944), and emphasizing their challenge and difficulty. Scene shifts to General Jonathan Wainwright and his garrison at Corregidor, in the Philippines, surrendering to Japanese forces in 1941. Japanese military camera pans over the Americans being taken prisoner. Other Americans and Filipinos are seen being marched together under guard. Scene shifts to classic views of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. View of Japanese soldiers executing two Chinese civilians in 1937. Dangling bodies of persons hung by Nazis during Operation Barbarossa in Russia, in 1941 A Russian soldier comforts a little girl as he escorts her across a snowy landscape. Time bomb left by German forces retreating from Naples, Italy, in 1943, blows up a Post office building . Views of damage to building and bodies of victims. American Military Police assisting a victim. American soldiers carrying an injured civilian on a litter. Scene shifts to British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, Soviet Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, and U.S. Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, entering a hall in the Spiridonovka Palace, during the 1943 Moscow Conference in Russia. Close-up of the American, Soviet, and British flags on a table. View of many delegates seated around the table. Close-up of Molotov, Eden, and Hull signing conference document.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German invasion of Greece and Yugoslavia during World War II.

German invasion of European countries during World War II. Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini shakes hands with Adolf Hitler. People gathered in a square in Rome, Italy, cheering as they listen to Mussolini speak. View of Mussolini speaking and waving his hands in animated fashion. Greek Army troops marching in traditional uniform. Animated map depicts Italian advance in Greece and the backward drive of Italian troops. Mussolini walking on a path and saluting his forces. A newspaper headline about Nazi movement in Greece. Close-up aerial view of a German Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber beginning its dive and releasing bombs. German aircraft bombard Greek cities and cities in Yugoslavia. Aerial view of damaged palace building in Belgrade, Yugoslavia after German bombing that began April 6, 1941 in Operation Retribution. Animated map depicts German advance in Yugoslavia. A map depicts German advance in Greece. Aerial view of the city of Athens as seen from German aircraft, with a German Luftwaffe aircraft in foreground.

Date: 1941, April
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German propaganda film excerpt: Heinkel He 111 attacks British ships underway at sea in European Theater during WWII.

Excerpt from popular German propaganda film released during World War 2, entitled "Kampfgeschwader Luetzow" directed by Hans Bertram. The dramatizations use authentic German airplanes and include: German air attack on British fleet in European Theater during World War II. German aircraft Heinkel He 111 warms up and the crew enters bomb hatch. The interior of the He 111 aircraft shows the pilot in cockpit, and landing gear moves. The Heinkel taxis past, and other aircraft are seen in the background. Formation of Heinkel aircraft pass over airstrip. Dog mascot. A British convoy of ships underway at sea. The Heinkels in flight. The Bombardier in the Heinkel. The doors of the bomb hatch opens. British transport lays smoke screen. The Heinkel 111 in flight. Bombs dropped from Heinkel. Guns mounted on ships fired.

Date: 1941
Duration: 3 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: German
 
 
German soldiers carry equipment as they advance in the Caucasus region in the European Theater during World War II.

A German campaign in the Caucasus region in the European Theater during World War II. A map depicts the German campaign in the Caucasus region. The snow covered Caucasus Mountains. Soldiers seated at a camp area. A soldier pulls a horse as he climbs up a snow covered slope. German soldiers advance across the area. The soldiers carry equipment as they advance. They place the equipment on the snow covered ground. Artillery being set up. A soldier mans a gun.

Date: 1941
Duration: 4 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German units advance under cover aerial bombardment in European theater during World War 2

German motorized and horse drawn equipment advance further in Soviet Union under cover of aerial bombardment. German bombers drop bombs over Soviet targets.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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