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Scenes of the Russo-Finnish Winter War, in Finland, 1940

The Winter War in Finland against the Red Army of the Soviet Union. Damage from Russian air raids on a Finnish town. Structures covered in thick ice and snow. Soldiers push a car stuck in ice. Finnish ski troops in heavy white parkas, moving in the snow. A horse pulls a sled carrying a wounded Finnish soldier. Medics lift him on a stretcher and take him for treatment. A soldier, with cleats on his boots, climbs up a pole. Bullets in a Russian helmet. Snow-covered tanks and equipment. A captured T-28 tank and a BA-27 armored car (likely reused later by the Finns). Dead Russian soldiers lying in the snow.

Date: 1940, February 12
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Activities of Finns and wounded people during a war in Finland.

Various views of Finns after a war in Finland. Citizens of Finland get off a train. Officials in a meeting. A map is shown. A fire blazes and smoke rises from buildings. Wounded men and women undergo treatment in a hospital. Planes in flight and war scenes. Troops fire artillery. Damaged equipment and killed people. Finns with their children. They set a fire in a snow covered area.

Date: 1940, March 13
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the American Youth Congress at the White House in Washington DC.

Youth Congress in Washington DC. Young people march in street, carrying large American flag held horizontally.M Men hold a banner which reads 'Civil Liberties'. A woman on horseback holds a poster which reads 'No Arms'. U.S. President Roosevelt addresses the Youth Congress at the White House. He condemns the Soviet Union as a dictatorship and decries its invasion of a very small neighboring country (Finland) that only wishes to live in peace as a democracy. Roosevelt extols the political nature of Finland.

Date: 1940, February 12
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Eight members of Senate Foreign Affairs Committee discuss American aid to Finland, in Washington D.C.

U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington D.C. Eight members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee seated at a table as they discuss American aid to Finland. Arthur B Vandenberg; Hiram W Johnson; William E Borah; Key Pittman; Chairman Pat Harrison; Walter F George; Tom Connelly; Alben W Barkley seated at table. They look and documents and converse with each other.

Date: 1940, January
Duration: 4 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Finnish Army Chief Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim's daughter thanks the whole world for their help to Finland in Paris, France.

General Mannerheim's daughter thanks the world for help in Paris, France. Miss Mannerheim, daughter of Finnish Army Chief Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, thanks other nations for helping Finland which is fighting for the whole civilized world.

Date: 1940, February 12
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of destruction from late 1939 in Finland during the Russo-Finish war

Film opens with a map of Europe showing black-shaded region of the Soviet Union, and pointing out Germany and Finland. Next, are shown moving images of rural buildings on fire in Finland, late in 1939, during the Russo-Finish war. (The Narrator comments that Finland's population was only 4 million while that of the soviets was 180 million.) Soviet bombers are seen high in the sky. A lone woman hurries along a street in Helsinki, Finland, past rubble of a bombed building. Smoke rises in the background. Finish fire fighters man a hose to fight numerous huge fires in Helsinki.Various views of fires blazing in the capital.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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