Prewar and early World War 2 conditions of the British in Great Britain. War ammunitions for Britain transported from the United States to Britain. A map showing the path between the United States and Great Britain through the Atlantic Ocean. Tanks for Russia from Britain. Aircraft and guns for the United States by Lend Lease. Tons of food and clothing in large containers for troops in Britain. Clusters of houses and buildings. Two men on a bridge. A lane in Britain. People in the lane. Tanks prepare for war. British soldiers in uniform. Men and women in the streets. View of legs of many women and men walking by, with women are not wearing stockings due to rationing. A man goes to a pub for whiskey. The pub keeper laughs at him as there is none. Men in a field taking grains for making industrial alcohol. Cartons of whiskey being transported to the United States as pay for the material that comes in to Britain. A man opens cartons from the U.S. with 'Made in U.S.A.' painted on it. American industrial equipment with 'Barnes Drill Company, Rockford, USA' written on it, in use in the United Kingdom for war industries, and jump starting the war industry growth in America even before America entered the war. Another equipment with the name of a tool works in Ohio. A machine with 'American Hole Wizard' written on it. A woman works with equipment. A man goes to buy cigarettes. A 'No cigarettes today' board. If there were cigarettes he would have paid the cost of the cigarettes and the tax to the shopkeeper. A newspaper release which says 'Britain spends 49,000,000 per day on war'. Several industrial plants in Britain pay an extra 100% tax. Laborers working who pay 29% tax. Rich men who pay 97½ % tax. A large crowd. Vessels in an ocean which is used by the British for supplies to Russia. Aircraft from the U.S. Troops to the Mediterranean.
Scene opens showing the statue of British Women's suffrage movement leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, located in Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. (This was erected in her memory, in 1930, two years after her death.) A World War 1 parade of women in clothing of religious orders; nurses; some military; and academics. One group carries a banner reading "Demonstrate-Trained Nurses." It also depicts What appears to be an Angel of Mercy and an appeal to buy war bonds. They are followed by women carrying a large British Union Jack, and by others, in academic garb, carrying banners of academic institutions. (This march was probably organized by the "Women's Party," the 1917 group founded by the Panghursts' to replace their "Women's Social and Political Union." The new Party emphasized support for the British war effort.) Scene shifts to suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst viewed from camera behind her right shoulder as she addresses a large crowd. She is standing on a roofed platform in a park-like setting. The audience is mostly civilian, but a soldier is seen here or there. Several London Bobbies are in the audience, close to the speaker's stand. The next scene shows pedestrians gathered near Buckingham Palace, in London. A number of Bobbies (London policemen) are present, some on foot and some on horseback. The Queen Victoria monument is visible in the background. A horse-drawn carriage passes in front of the camera. Next, a woman is seen being arrested by two Bobbies, as passersby watch. An automobile passes and then the woman and police are seen approaching the camera as more officers become involved, keeping spectators away. In the final scene, in the 1920s, a man standing in front of a large group of women, congratulates one (probably Christabel Pankhurst). Closeup shows, from left to right, the man; a somewhat tired-looking Emmeline Pankhurst; and her daughter, Christabel.
Allenbury patent protects British soldiers from Asphyxiating Gases. Soldiers hide behind wood logs lying on a field. Soldiers wear the Allenbury gas masks. Gas cloud covers the area. After it passes, they rise up and attack. View of a soldier modeling the mask. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
'Know Your Ally: Britain' - An Allied propaganda film to solidify Anglo-American solidarity within the ranks as well as to counter Nazi propaganda aimed at weakening the alliance during World War II. Scenes in the United States of a college football game as a player makes a touchdown and a crowd erupts in loud cheering. Football team at blocking and tackling practice on a practice field. A World War 2 tank fires. British and American soldiers fire artillery and infantry forces running on a battlefield. Explosions occur and smoke rises. Views of soldiers of China, Russia, Britain and the United States. Allied troops march. Idaho, United States and Britain on a map showing population. Vehicular traffic and pedestrians on a road including cars and double-decker buses and pedestrians showing congested space in Britain. People talk to their neighbors. British policemen seen. British citizens emerge from underground transit system. Groups of British men, women and children in crowds are seen. Image of British Bobby police officer with hand up and narrator relates that British police do not carry a gun. Newspaper headlines about a strike, a catastrophe in Britain. Animated map of the Great Britain shows that it is surrounded by sea. Ships at sea. An old man and a boy sitting on a stoop with a model of a tall masted sailing ship. Brief views of cities in different parts of the world, including Sydney Australia; an unidentified South African port; an aerial view of the city of Wellington, New Zealand; parliament and government buildings of Canada in Ottawa; a large passenger ferry boat passing by with the skyscrapers of Manhattan New York City in the background.
A film on U.S. shuttle bombing operations 'Operation Titanic' over Germany from bases in Great Britain, Italy and Russia during World War II. Personnel of the U.S. 8th Air Force in Great Britain. The U.S. 15th Air Force personnel in Italy. The are briefed about the first shuttle bombing run to new Russian airfields. United States Army Air Force General Nathan Farragut Twining addresses the personnel and bids them farewell. United States Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortresses led by General Ira Clarence Eaker take off. USAAF B-24 Liberators take off from Great Britain. P-51 Mustangs and P-38 Lightning fighter airplanes escort the bombers on their way. The bombing forces bomb the targets in Germany. They return after their mission. Crew and officers look at the aircraft as they fly overhead. The officers look through binoculars. The crew waves towards the aircraft.
The Regent Street in London, England near start of World War 2. A tailor shop. A poster in the shop reads 'Order now, prices may rise, so why wait'. Pedestrians walk along the street. A Fascist book shop in Great Smith Street, Westminster. Sign on the shop reads 'The Greater Britain, by Oswald Mosley'. Sign at shop reads, in part, "Declare with Mosley that Britons will fight for Britain only. Mind Britain's Business! The parties want war to save Czechoslovakia for a politicians' quarrel. Mosley says: Save Britain for Peace & People." People buy newspapers on streets in Central London. British civilians entering the underground at Bank Station tube entrance by the Bank of England. Sign above stairs says, "Public subways lavatories and Waterloo Line." Double decker buses and Central London buildings in background at Bank Junction. Royal Exchange building is seen. People buy newspapers. Headlines of the newspapers read 'To-day's Cabinet on Czech crisis'. Vehicular traffic and buildings in the background. Near Charing Cross station, with Eleanor Cross in background, newspaper vendor sells papers. Placard advertisement reads 'What Hitler Said'.