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Germany bombs London during Blitz, and United States sends Lend-Lease war materiel to England.

The London Blitz. Sections of London ablaze from German bombing.US President Franklin Roosevelt signing H.R. 1946, Lend-Lease legislation. View of last page of H.R.1946, signed by Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and by President Roosevelt. United States sends war material to England. 'USA' written on Lend-Lease boxes being loaded on lorry after arrival in Britain. Huge crates of Lend-Lease war materiel on railroad flat cars pulled by locomotive. Smoke rises up from the engine. 'Machine tools, BULLARD, Bridgeport Conn.' written on crate in transit.

Date: 1941
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
The use of RADAR by Allied forces throughout World War 2

Film made in 1946 recounts use of RADAR in World War 2. Air raid sirens sounding in London, England,1940. Air raid warden helps people to shelters. German He 111 bombers in formation overhead. Woman scoops up child. British gunners man a 3.7 inch antiaircraft gun. Farmer rides horse-drawn plow. RAF airman rings alert bell that reads: "Don't come and tell.Ring this like hell." RAF pilots scramble to their Spitfire fighter planes and take to the air from a British airbase or aerodrome. German He 111 bombers being intercepted.Wreckage of German bombers. Evening views of London. Prime Minister Winston Churchill contributing to a war drive and receiving a pin from a woman. He doffs or tips his hat. Technician using a slide rule. Early British radar antenna tower. A U.S. P-38 aircraft in flight. Animated diagrams explaining how radar works. Radar operators at their screens receiving radar transmissions. U.S. Army soldier operating antiaircraft radar in the field. Antiaircraft gun firing and downing an airplane. Artllerymen decorate gun barrel with symbols for enemy aircraft downed. A U.S. B-29 bomber in flight with bomb bays open. Bombardier with bomb sight having radar and optic options, using radar to sight target. Bombs away view of bombs falling from aircraft through clouds. A U.S. P-61 night fighter aircraft equipped with airborne radar. A C-47 transport aircraft flying in poor visibility makes a ground controlled approach and landing enabled by radar. A U.S. Navy F6F landing with radar help, on an aircraft carrier. A U.S. battleship. Sailors responding to battle stations at night. Radar antenna rotating on a U.S. warship. Naval guns firing at night. U.S. heavy cruisers bombarding a shoreline. A submarine underway submerged. Navy ship tracking enemy submarine. Destroyer firing depth charges. A PBY Catalina flying over a convoy of ships.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British stars Margaret Lockwood and James Mason receive award at the British National Film Awards in London, England.

The British National Film Awards in London, England. Producer J Arthur Rank greets and receives British film actress Margaret Lockwood. Actor James Mason receives the outstanding British Film Actor Award for the year 1946. Margaret Lockwood receives the National Film Award for the film 'The Man in Grey'. Guests attended the presentation ceremonies.

Date: 1946, July 3
Duration: 44 sec
Sound: Yes
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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
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