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German troops fire artillery at a Polish harbor and smoke rises due to bombardment in Gdynia, Poland during World War II.

A film about the Invasion of Poland in 1939 by German Army during World War II. A polish harbor in Gdynia. The poles of sunk ships are laid at the harbor to block the entrance of German warships. The German troops fire an artillery across the harbor. Smoke rises at the harbor due to an explosion. A soldier fires a gun. A German warship at the harbor. The troops fire guns on a deck. Smoke rises due to bombardment. A troop fires a gun in the foreground. A puff of smoke is formed.

Date: 1943
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mayor of Gdynia in Poland, surrenders to the Germans and German troops march in the city.

Germany invades Poland. German soldiers on streets in Gdynia, Poland. The Mayor of Gdynia surrenders to the Commander of the German troop. Soldiers stand in front of food grain sacs. Troops march in the city with rifles in their hands. German battleships fire at Polish enemy and clear the bay of Danzig, Poland.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ships sheathed with inches of tough ice in Poland's busy harbor of Gdynia

Ships sheathed with inches of tough ice in Poland's busy harbor of Gdynia. Harbor shut down in Poland due to ice and frozen river. Crew chips ice from the ships.

Date: 1959, December 17
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German artillery and battleship SMS Schleswig Holstein fire guns at Gdynia, during invasion of Poland during World War II.

Invasion of Poland by Germany during World War II. German troops fire field artillery at targets in Polish port city of Gdynia (Gdingen, in German). Smoke rises from shell fire on buildings. A Polish steamship sunk in the harbor. German battleship SMS Schleswig Holstein fires guns. Black smoke billows rise up from shore.

Date: 1939, September 1
Duration: 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Germany attacks Poland, September 1, 1939, precipitating World War II

The German attack on Poland, at Danzig (Gdansk) triggering World War 2. Views of German artillery firing at buildings across a stretch of water. German artilleryman looking through periscopic binoculars. Smoke rising from the shelling. German troops firing machine guns. German battleship Schleswig-Holstein is seen bombarding Polish army defenses at Westerplatte. (The battleship had entered the harbor and anchored off Westerplatte, in August, under the false pretense of a friendly visit.) Columns of smoke rising from fires started by the shelling. German troops advancing toward Gdynia in armored cars and trucks. A german officer on horseback. A German soldier on a motorcycle. Two German Panzer II tanks moving down a muddy slope. Army vehicles on wet roads and infantry making their way across a shallow streams. Infantry marching along a road. Closeups of the German soldiers as they pass the camera. Officers in a staff car. View from a height of smoke rising from fires on the ground in distance, mixing with cumulus clouds above. (Note: some English narrative begins late in the film, around TC: 00:58)

Date: 1939, September 1
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Nuremberg Trials reveal the Nazi enslavement of people in occupied countries and atrocities against Jewish people during World War II.

Opening scene, in 1946, is the courtroom where Nazi officials are being tried for war crimes at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany, where the procecutor has completed charges 3 and 4, concluding the indictment against them. Sitting in first row of the dock are Hermann Göring (or Goering) (hidden behind soldier), Rudolf Hess, Joachim Von Ribbentrop, and William Keitel. The camera focuses on Franz Sauckel, as he is identified as the Nazi slave labor chief. Supporting documents are shown. Film footage scenes of slave workers being rounded up and working on shipping docks, emptying rail cars, repairing railroads, and digging in open pit mines, under Nazi military guard. Next are shown views of Hermann Goering walking in an occupied village in 1942, overseeing the confiscation of all of the livestock. German soldiers releasing and rounding-up cattle, sheep, and pigs that had belonged to citizens of an occupied village. Dr. Wilhelm Frick is shown. He is charged with eliminating elderly, insane, or uncureable sick Germans, considered "Useless Eaters" and subject to Nazi euthanasia programs. Several frail and sick or mentally disabled persons are shown. Crosses are shown marking burial places of these persons outside the institutions in which they died. Next, several German Jewish men in civilian clothes are seen rushing to a work site where they are put to work as slave labor digging with shovels under direction of a Nazi military officer. Scene shifts to Nazi Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung) harrassing German Jewish shopkeepers, writing anti Jewish messages on the windows, encouraging boycott, and preventing their businesses from operating. More views of Nazi Storm Troopers causing trouble in the streets. Next scene is Hermann Goering reading some dictates as Hitler and Hess, along with other Nazi officials, sit in attendance. The so called "blood purity" rules or blood purity laws define German citizens narrowly and prohibit marriage between "German Citizens" and Jews. An unseen audience roars its approval. Jewish people are next seen being rounded up and beaten, mistreated, harassed, and evicted from home. Back at the trial, the prosecutor speaks of Nazi SS Brigadier General Jürgen Stroop cleaning out the Warsaw Ghetto, in Warsaw, Poland, in utter ruthlessness in 1943. Scenes of Polish Jews people being driven and dragged out, many unclothed, and the entire place being dynamited afterward. View of a detonation system, and then a huge explosion and walls of the Warsaw ghetto in Poland area are seen crumbling to the ground. Buildings burning and people leaving with injured on a stretcher. Scenes of Nazi agents, Gestapo, and Wehrmacht Army chasing Jews from sewers using tear gas and driving them from buildings using light tanks and armored vehicles. Jews are rounded up, beaten with clubs, and dragged by Nazi German authorities who capture them. Back in the courtroom, Rudolf Hess is seen describing how Nazi doctors would screen arrested Jews as they entered concentration camps. Views of crowds of Jews entering a concentration camp near a railroad train depot. A large group of Jewish children at a camp. Children hold up their arms and the boys and girls reveal tattoo numbers on their arms. More views of women and children moving through outside paths of a concentration camp, surrounded in barbed wire and fencing. Views of so-called camp shower baths in which prisoners were killed by poison gas. Clothing of prisoners hanging outside the gas chambers, which the prisoners were told were delousing chambers. Views of the gas chamber shower heads and gas output vents. Views of naked prisoners, some seated and some laying down, instead a gas chamber. View of dead, naked prisoner bodies stacked up in a room. View of bags filled with gold from rings and teeth of the dead. Canvas bags and chests containing the teeth and gold jewelry, held in the Reichs Bank. Closeup of corpses. Bodies being loaded and unloaded from flatbed trucks and being dragged by camp inmates and German soldiers, and thrown into mass graves.

Date: 1944
Duration: 7 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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