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The march to U.S. involvement in World War II, during 1940-41.

Presidential Palace in Havana. U.S. Secretary of State, Cordell Hull speaking at the Havana Conference. Flags of Nations attending. Franklin Roosevelt, on May 16, 1940, telling congress to mobilize for national defense. Airplane and engine factories and manufacturing plants. Navy ships being built. U.S. sailors and marines on parade. U.S. soldiers training with mock weapons. Flour bag "bombs" hitting a U.S. Army tank M2. Army trucks labeled "tanks." U.S. Army tanks M3. Empty "Adelphi" brand beer cans used for training. National Guard units Nationalized. President Roosevelt reading first draft numbers under the Selective Service Act. New recruits getting draft notices and physical exams. New soldiers in boot camp. German Ju 87 and Dornier 17 bombers taking off. Animated map showing German air attacks against Britain. View of radio broadcaster Edward R. Murrow in studio as he is describing the "Blitz" from London. German He 111 bomber aircraft in flight during blitz bombing of London, England, United Kingdom. British antiaircraft guns firing. London citizens in underground bomb shelter. British Fire brigades directing water hoses on burning buildings. British warships at sea. U.S. Destroyers transferred to Britain. British Prime Minister Churchill assigning military base rights to the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Berle. Brandenburg Gate and German, Italian, and Japanese flags flying in Berlin on September 27, 1940 Hitler greeting Italian Galleazzo Ciano, and Japanese representative Saburo Kurusu. Signing of Berlin Pact. London civilian citizens resting in underground air raid shelters, while the relentless bombing goes on. American Charles Lindbergh talks to an audience and says Britain is losing the war. Next scene shows Wendell Wilkie saying Britain will win the war. British people cleaning up after a blitz bombing run. Polls showing increased American support for Britain.

Date: 1942
Duration: 8 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Prime Minister Winston Churchill dies in United Kingdom, January 24, 1965. Also scenes from his life during the 1940s-1960s.

The world mourns Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Scenes from the life of Winston Churchill. Churchill and his wife greet the Queen of England. People follow Churchill on a street of London during the 1940 Battle of Britain in World War 2, as he tours blitz damaged areas. Churchill crosses the Atlantic and is seen meeting U.S. President Roosevelt in 1941 to create the Atlantic Charter. A navy officer stands nearby. Churchill at the rails of a ship looks out into the sea. Churchill in a barge with other sailors. Winston Churchill on Victory in Europe Day, or "VE-Day" waving to crowds in London, together with King George VI and the royal family. Churchill in conference with U.S. General Eisenhower. Churchill on a stage. Churchill in a motorcade passes through Broadway on the streets of New York City during a parade. Churchill addresses the American Congress. Churchill walks with General Eisenhower on the lawn of the White House. Photographers click pictures. Exterior of 10 Downing Street as people cheer Churchill when he exits the house and appears for the gathered crowd, smoking a cigar and waving.

Date: 1965, January
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Battle of Britain scenes: German planes bomb British shipping lanes and London, and Winston Churchill inspects the ruined city

Scenes of German aerial blitzkrieg attacks in United Kingdom during World War 2. The battle of Britain begins on August 8, 1940: British ships underway at sea. German warplanes in flight. The German aircraft drop bombs. Ships explode. Explosions and smoke rise. Anti aircraft guns are fired at German planes. German plane is shot down. Houses and buildings burn. Scenes of devastation in London in the months September through November of 1940 as German day and night blitz raids continues. Ruins and damaged buildings, cathedrals, and homes. British school children are evacuated in buses to outlying areas and other countries. British boys and girls are seen waving goodbye, loading into buses, and the children are then seen in transit out of the city for their safety. Blitzkrieg bombing damage scenes in England are shown. Firemen douse fire with water hoses. View of fires in London from Luftwaffe Blitz. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspects the ruined city and talks with workers and firemen. Views of London residents, smiling and cheering with spirit of triumph over evil during World War II.

Date: 1940, August 8
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed between Germany, Italy and Japan; Nazi German invasion attacks in Yugoslavia, Russia, England

Nazi crimes against the nations of the world during World War II. View of the Peace Treaty between Germany and Yugoslavia which was signed on 1st June, 1939. The treaty breached on 6th April 1941, Germany launched a massive attack on Yugoslavia. German troops attack and advance. A map shows that most of the Europe was in the hands of Germany by 1941. View of September 27, 1940 signing ceremonies in Berlin of the Tripartite (Axis) Pact between Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan. Hitler and axis leaders shake hands and pose at pact signing table. Joachim von Ribbentrop signing the Axis Pact. Scene of German tank treads close-up rolling over battlefield and wider view of German armor and troops in June 1941 invading Russia, in violation of their non-agression pact. Nazi forces enter Russian territory. Wehrmacht forces setup and fire artillery at Russia. German rocket launchers fire rockets at Russian targets. Ground and aerial views of formations of German Luftwaffe aircraft on bombing runs. Between August-September 1941, Luftwaffe conducts blitzkrieg raids (blitz) on Great Britain. View of British landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral dome and Tower Bridge. Aerial views as Luftwaffe fighter aircraft roll and dive toward targets. British spotlights and search lights on the ground sweeping and catching German aircraft in their light beams. British anti aircraft batteries open fire on German planes over England. Alternating views of German plane point of view bombing England with bright flashes of light and explosions on the ground, and British anti-aircraft fire filling the air. Ground views in England, United Kingdom of buildings on fire from London blitz bombing, and British fire fighters moving to deploy fire hoses and extinguish fires. Flaming buildings collapse from bombs and fire. Whole blocks of buildings on fire. Scene change to December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. U.S. Navy ships bombed and on fire in Pearl Harbor.

Date: 1941
Duration: 4 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth speak to civilians and look at bombed buildings following Nazi blitz air attack in London, England.

London in Britain is bombed during the Battle of Britain of World War II. Two men on a hydraulic ladder fighting fire. Smoke rises from the burning buildings following aerial blitzkrieg bombardment by the Nazi German Luftwaffe. Fire blazes out from the roof of a building. Smoke in the background. Firemen with fire hoses direct the water at a door way and upper windows. Heavy smoke billows from the upper windows. Buildings in the background. Bombed and fire gutted buildings. Smoke in the background. A man with a fire hose directs water at a demolished building. Rubble and debris on the streets due to the bombings. British King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom look at the bombed buildings with other civilians. The bomb damaged buildings. The King and the Queen talk to a British civilian wearing a helmet. Bombed and fire gutted buildings in London include a wing of Buckingham Palace, with damage to the wing shown. The firemen direct fire hose streams of water on bombed and gutted buildings.

Date: 1940
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
London Fire Raid response to German incendiary blitzkrieg attacks of December 29-30, 1940.

London is hit by incendiary bombs for the first time during the London Blitz. Nazi incendiary bombs fall and fires break out at night. View from Saint Paul's Cathedral of buildings set on fire by incendiaries. Firemen spray water on the buildings. A central switch board handles fire reports and assigns equipment to various sectors. A woman talks over a telephone. A large map is displayed in front of the room. A woman moves pegs on a pegboard, assigning firefighting equipment to parts of London. The pegboard reads 'no. of appliances available'. (World War II period).

Date: 1940, December 29
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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