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Meeting of European Advisory Commission in Lancaster House London.

European Advisory Commission meeting to sign the protocol between the Allies on the occupation zones in Germany at Lancaster House London. Chairman Feodor Tarasovich Gousev of Russia, Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the government of Great Britain; John Gilbart Winant, American ambassador to Great Britain and Sir William Strang, UK representative on European Advisory Commission enter and have a discussion. View of Advisory Commission with Mons. Gousev at head of table and other military advisors with Sir Strang at top left. Diplomats can be seen talking to each other. 12 September 1944.

Date: 1944, September 12
Duration: 4 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
William Strang, F.T. Gousev and John Winant head a European Advisory Commission in London, England.

Three representatives of the United Nations, heading a European Advisory Commission, in talks at Lancaster House in London, England during World War II. Sir William Strang of Great Britain, F.T. Gousev of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ( USSR) , John Winant of the USA and others seated at a table.

Date: 1944, March 30
Duration: 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Landing craft, tanks, munitions, and gasoline supplies assembled in England for D-day invasion in World War II

Preparations in year 1943 for the June 1944 invasion of Western Europe by Allied Force during World War 2. Conference at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in London. U.S. Generals George Marshall, Henry H. Arnold and British Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery meet at SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force). Montage of war scenes: British Lancaster bombers taking off. Monitors working in a British Command Post. U.S. B-17 bombers in daylight missions over Germany. Allied pilots and crew members in aircraft. B-17 aircraft at high altitudes leaving contrails behind. Bombs bursting on German industrial targets. Allied agents being airdropped over France. Allied one-man submarines, torpedo boats and Commandos sampling French beaches and soil conditions for ability to support 30-ton tanks. British airman loading reconnaissance cameras into an aircraft. Arms and equipment being air dropped to indigenous resistance forces in Nazi-occupied Europe. Mulberry floating harbor segments being designed and built to create invasion ports. Allied landing craft training in Devon, England. Allied aircraft strafing a German ship. Meteorological equipment assessing weather along the invasion coast. Wire netting to pave the beaches. Underwater pipelines to carry gasoline or petrol to France. Allied armored vehicles bearing the White Star. Troops being inoculated or vaccinated. Newly built ship going down the ways at an Allied ship yard that builds Navy warships. View of British intelligence officers with headsets at radio equipment, and personnel monitoring German broadcasts. Soviet Embassy in Tehran, Iran, where the Big Three are seen meeting to finalize invasion plans. Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill sitting on the porch of the Embassy building, in 1943. General Eisenhower and Allied Military leaders planning the D-Day invasion. General Omar Bradley, sitting with a British admiral. General Bernard Law Montgomery Aerial view of formation of U.S. Army Air Force B-17 aircraft, flying through Flak bursts. Pilots in B-17 cockpit .Bombs striking German targets. Polish, Scenes including gun camera footage of Czech, and British in Spitfire aircraft striking German railroads and marshaling yards. B-26 bombers and gunner attacking German Luftwaffe Me-109 aircraft.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Canadian Lancaster bomber KB-700 under construction and ready for its first flight to England from Canada.

Completion of first Canadian Lancaster bomber KB-700. Workers and engineers in manufacturing plant finalize the work of Lancaster production. Overhead view of entire length of aircraft in factory while under construction. Air Force Officers inspect the built aircraft. Celebration and inaugural ceremony of the Lancaster aircraft with musical bands, cheering people visible in the background. Aircraft moves out from the aircraft factory hangar, "VICTORY" written on the top of the hangar at the plant, Victory Aircraft Limited. Flight crew members along with a dog, climb up in the aircraft. Views of interior of Lancaster bomber, main corridor, and cockpit and controls. Aircraft named the "Ruhr Express", takes off from Canada for its first flight to England. View of it flying over waters with ice. Aircraft lands on the concrete runway in London. Senior Air force officers and other dignitaries receive the flight crew members. Address from Sir Stafford Cripps, British minister of aircraft production with emphasis on the capability of the Canadian Lancaster. Air Force Officers in briefing preparing for attack on Berlin.

Date: 1943, August 1
Duration: 6 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Montage of German rocketry scenes from 1930s through World War II. Nazi surrender. Atomic bomb. Japanese surrender

German rocket pioneer, Gerhard Zucker, attempting to develop postal rockets in the 1930s. Location is Wadden Sea off Cuxhaven, on April 9, 1933, where Zucker follows Nazi Stormtroopers carrying the mail rocket across wet sands. The rocket is set up on a launch stand. Zucker and an assistant ignite the 8 side rockets and the mail rocket takes off. It noses up and loops over backwards, falling to the sand. Stormtroopers lift up the damaged device. Next, is seen a later, more modern, rocket trial ending in failure. Two German engineers display a model similar to the pulse-jet-powered "buzz bomb" (V-1) employed by the Nazis in World War 2. A brief glimpse of similar American machine on sand flat, as narrator states German acknowledgement of knowledge gleaned from Dr. Robert Goddard's work. A German V-1 flying bomb (aka Doodle Bug) being launched in 1944, during World War 2. View of British houses of Parliament, London, England; an air raid shelter sign in City of Westminster. Londoners waiting out a raid in the shelter. Scenes of fire and destruction during German bombing of London, as narrator speaks about the more advanced German V-2 ballistic missiles employed later in the war. Londoners trudging through debris amongst bombed out buildings. Change of scene to U.S. infantry and armor advancing deep into Germany. Narrator refers to them overrunning rocket bases and other vital war-making facilities, near the end of the war. Glimpse of large number of German prisoners of war. Documents of military surrender being signed by Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, in Berlin, May 8, 1945. Closeup of Keitel. Scenes of American forces operating in Pacific theater. Aerial view of atomic bomb explosion. Japanese surrender ceremony on September 2, 1945, aboard the battleship USS Missouri. U.S. servicemen returning home and greeting loved ones. View of Pentagon building. U.S. troops boarding a ship in San Francisco, bound for war again, this time in Korea (1950).

Date: 1933, April 9
Duration: 3 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The capture of Cherbourg, and British forces engaging German forces in the battle of Caen, France, during World War II

Map showing Cherbourg, and Caen, further up the peninsula, in France during World War 2.German forces preparing to defend Caen. Nazi SS troops and armored divisions moving into positions.Scenes of Allied forces battling for Caen (much at dusk or nighttime).Sky filled with Allied warplanes.Bombs falling and smoke rising from targets. British infantry crouched beside a road. British Avro Lancaster bomber in flight. Bombs exploding on the ground.Smoking ruins of buildings.1st Canadian Army troops moving into the wartorn city.Street-to-street and house-to-house fighting in Caen. Residents of Caen emerge from shelters onto streets, after fighting ceases.A small boy picks up an apple from the street and eats it. A soldier of the Polish 1st Division is seen. British 7th Armoured Division (the Desert Rats) and infantry advancing out of Caen. British forces in heavy fire fights with German defenders around Falaise.

Date: 1944, July
Duration: 3 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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