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Several U.S. Destroyers transferred to UK, including: DD-132;DD-183; and DD-193. British Naval Captain examines them.

Several of the U.S. Destroyers transferred to the United Kingdom, in September, 1940. Seen on the high seas, and after docking in Halifax, Nova Scotia, are: USS Harden (DD-183), USS Aaron Ward (DD-132), and USS Abel P. Upshur (DD-193). A Royal Navy Captain examines one of the newly arrived destroyers.

Date: 1940, September
Duration: 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Britain prepares for World War II

Film opens with a glimpse of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in a forum. Next, Big Ben and the British Parliament building are seen in the background as soldiers (and some civlilans) gather around a British 3-inch antiaircraft gun. British civliians assembling sections of a prefabricated shelter made of corrugated metal. View of a crowded railroad platform where hundreds of British children board a train to evacuate them from London to safety in the countryside, as part of Operation Piper. Parents and loved ones stand back on the platform to see them off. Closeup of children, each tagged with their personal information, climbing aboard the train. Next, after they have boarded the train, parents and others move close to the train windows to wave goodbye to the children. Parents, at a different railroad station, waving goodbye to children on a train carrying them to safety. complete change of scene shows the U.S. freighter, SS City of Flint, with hundreds of passengers onboard, who were rescued from the liner SS Athenia, sunk in the first hours of World War II, by the German submarine, U-30, on September 3, 1940. (The City of Flint landed its passengers in Halifax, Nova scotia, and New York City.) A formation of British soldiers is seen marching through a village in the United Kingdom. Glimpse of an underground control room of a German Fort in the Siegfried line. German troops entering the fort, Werkgruppe Scharnhorst Panzerwerk 1238, to take up defensive positions there. Heavy guns firing from underground.

Date: 1939
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Prime Minister Winston and Lady Churchill with Lord and Lady Halifax seen with HMS King George V, and HMS Coreopsis.

Aerial view of British Battleship, HMS King Geoge V, under way, at sea. Sea view of HMS George V anchored in Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia. The British flag on the bow flutters in the wind. Lord Halifax stands on snow covered wharf, as Officers and men assist Mrs. Churchill descending to board HMS Coreopsis (K-32). Sir John Dill and Lady Halifax are already on deck. Lady Clementine Churchill and Lord and Lady Halifax walk on a gangplank to shore, where snow covered mountain looms immediately behind them. Winston Churchill looking out of the wheelhouse of HMS Coreopsis (K-32). Lady Churchill and Lord Halifax board the HMS King George V. Lord Halifax standing on deck of HMS Coreopsis, with Winston Churchill peering out the wheelhouse window. Lord Halifax waves a salute to the shore. View from shore of HMS Coreopsis departing. Aerial views of Battleship HMS King George V underway at sea. Level view of the HMS King George V, anchored in a harbor, flying Union Jack from bow. Another view with British White Ensign flying at the stern and a motor launch pulled alongside.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Prime Minister and Lady Churchill and Lord and Lady Halfax at Halifax, Nova Scotia. HMS Coreopsis and HMS King George V

Lady Clementine Churchill and Lord Halifax board the HMS King George V, in Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia. Prime Minister Winston Churchill looks out the Wheel House window of the HMS Coreopsis. Lady Churchill boards the HMS Coreopsis, from a snow covered wharf. Sir John Dill and Lady Halifax are among those already on deck. Prime Minister Winston Churchill leans out of the Coreopsis Wheel House to watch. Lady Churchill steps up and joins Winston Churchill in the Wheel House. Lord and Lady Halifax exit a car on the icy Halifax wharf and board the HMS Coreopsis. View from pier, as HMS Coreopsis steams away.

Date: 1941
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Sketches of victory of American and French forces over British and surrender of Cornwallis

Struggle for border between Canada and United States. Sketch of battle at Halifax, Nova Scotia where British strength was high. Sketches of the harbor at Halifax with British ships. Assault of British ships on American towns. French blocking the British exit from the Chesapeake Bay. Sketches of the British and French fleets battling. Surrender of Cornwallis. George Washington with victorious troops. Various cartoons of the day depicting American colonists resisting British rule. With commentary and narration by J. Frank Willis.

Date: 1969
Duration: 3 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views from small boat circling HMS King George V, anchored in Halifax Harbor. A motor launch pulls up to stern port side

Views from small boat moving all around the British Battleship, HMS King George V, anchored in Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia. Union Jack on bow flutters in the wind. Men stand on the deck of the ship. A motor boat arrives near the stern at port side. British White Ensign, flying at stern, stands out in a stiff breeze.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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