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Young Britishers conscript for military service and the King and Queen inspect balloon barrages in Britain.

Great Britain starts conscription in preparation for World War II. The Prime Minister of United Kingdom Stanley Bladwin at 10 Downing Street in London. Londoners read posters and conscription advertisements on a sidewalk. Conscription of youth between 20 and 21 for immediate military training. A crowd of young Britishers leaves a building after conscription. British troops march in the countryside. United Kingdom's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrive at a military station. They are accompanied by several military officers. The King and Queen inspect London's new balloon barrages, the defense against attack from the air. Two balloon barrages on display. The royal couple depart after the inspection.

Date: 1939, April 26
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
UK PM David George,British Union Leader Arthur Henderson and former UK PM Arthur Balfour at Downing Street in London,England.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Lloyd George arrives at Downing Street in London, England during World War I. United Kingdom Prime Minister David Lloyd George gets off from a car. People crowd on the street. British Union Leader Arthur Henderson gets off from a car. People stand in the background. Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Arthur James Balfour in a car. A man opens a door of the car. The former Prime Minister gets out from the car.

Date: 1918
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Germany bombs and invades various nations of Europe during opening years of World War II. Civilians evacuating war torn cities.

Past events show German invasions during World War II. German flags in view. German soldiers march. German planes fly in formation during Nazi Party rally at Luitbold Arena in Nuremberg Germany. Adolf Hilter salutes a parade as armored cars and German soldiers pass by. German Luftwaffe aircraft pass overhead in formation during a rally. Comparison shot shows German Wehrmacht army soldiers marching in close ranks, followed by a close up shot of United States Army soldiers marching in close ranks. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler in discussion with Hermann Goering (Göring). They approach a map and then turn their backs. British soldier on lookup watches the sky over London for signs of German bombing raid as parliament buildings and the River Thames are seen in the background. Elevated view of city center, streets, bridges and Russia Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union; possibly Moscow. View of the United States Capitol building in Washington DC. Animated map shows the German positions. Aerial view of devastation from German Luftwaffe bombing of Poland on September 1, 1939. Damaged buildings and houses in Poland due to German bombing in World War II. Polish civilians lined up. Polish people near wrecked horse cart and equipment. Polish citizens carry dead bodies on litters and dig graves for citizens killed in bombing. British people near Big Ben and Parliament buildings on September 3, 1939, the date England declared war against Germany. In London, British children walking toward railroad station near signs that read "To Evacuation Trains", to be evacuated from the London area for safety during the war. Scenes of anguished citizens in England and in France saying goodbye to loved ones including boys and girls being evacuated and husbands leaving for war service. They hug and embrace with emotion. Women wave handkerchiefs at a bus departing with children, then weep. German soldiers march invading Denmark and Norway in April 1940. Sad civilians flee in trucks.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
King George V reviews honor guard and James Ramsay MacDonald forms his cabinet in the United Kingdom.

The government crashes in the United Kingdom. In Ballater, Scotland : King George V of the United Kingdom reviews honor guard. The King drives away in a car. In London, England : United Kingdom Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald with his Labour party members and leaders of the Conservatives liberals to form his cabinet.

Date: 1931, September 3
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Miss UK, Rose Marie Franklin is crowned Miss World 1961 in London, England

Delegates of China, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom and United States walk on the ramp during the 1961 Miss World Competition. Large audience cheers the participants. Miss United Kingdom, Rose Marie Franklin wins the competition and is crowned by Hollywood star Bob Hope. Winner and runners-up pose for photographs.

Date: 1961, November 9
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Winston Churchill,King George VI and officials arrive at Buckingham Palace for V-E day celebration in London,England.

Victory in Europe Day celebration in London,England at the end of World War II. Large crowd of civilians stand in front of Buckingham Palace gateway for Victory in Europe (V-E )day celebration. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and party arrive at the Palace. They get off a limousine car. Churchill climbs up the palace steps. Churchill,King George VI of the United Kingdom and other officials on steps of the Buckingham Palace.

Date: 1945, May 8
Duration: 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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