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Londonderry Northern Ireland 1942 stock footage and images

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U.S. Servicemen on furlough in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, during World War II

Street scene in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, shows American Red Cross Service Club, next to a florist shop, on Shipquay Place, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Civilians walk past on the sidewalk. A bicyclist passes in the street. Several U.S. sailors come out of the passage to the club. A U.S. Marine and a sailor stop to look in the florist shop window. Sign in window reads: "We Can Send Flowers by Wire to U.S.A. & Canada." A bus passes. Two men pass with a pushcart. A marine stops to chat with the sailors at the club entrance. Another bus passes. A bus stops and U.S. sailors and marines run to catch it as it pulls out, without success. They return to the sidewalk by the Northern Bank building. Later, sailors are seen boarding a another bus parked at the curb.

Date: 1942, December
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. servicemen visit the American Red Cross Rainbow Corner club in London during World War II

Three U.S. Sailors are seen asking bus information from a policeman in front of the Northern Bank building on Shipquay Place, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, during World War 2. He converses with them and points toward a bus stop (not seen) and checks his watch as they leave, following his directions. Scene shifts away, from Northern Ireland, to the newly opened American Rainbow Corner Red Cross Club at 23 Shaftesbury Avenue, W.I., London, England. U.S. soldiers mingle with English civilians on the street and sidewalks. Many soldiers enter the club. Civilian vehicles drive along Shaftsbury Avenue. A civilian in front of the club hands out travel brochures and tickets to servicemen. A group of U.S. soldiers strolls out of the club. Closeup of the American flag flying at front of the club. Soldiers relax and smoke in the sunshine in front of the club.

Date: 1942, December
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Brigadier General Ira Eaker leads B-17 raid on Rouen, France, during World War 2

U.S. Army Air Force armorers ride atop bombs on trolleys, being pulled by a tug on an airfield in England during World War 2. Airmen gather around a bomb as one writes in chalk, "To Schicky (referring to Hitler family, Schickelgruber) this is only the start, Love, L.E.Z." Views of Airmen rolling bombs on carts under a B-17E aircraft. View from inside a B-17 as ground crews look up through open bomb bay doors. B-17 combat crewmen walking and riding bicycles, to attend amission briefing. Inside the assembled aircrews are briefed by a British RAF officer, who says, "We're going to work. The target is XZ 462." He goes on providing details to be followed by aircrews. The crews leave the briefing room. Next, B-17s are seen taxiing out for takeoff. The lead aircraft is "Yankee Doodle" piloted by Brigadier General Ira Eaker. Another is "Stinky." Next is "Little Skunk Face."And the last one "Berlin Sleeper." Ground crews watch as the B-17 bombers take off and assemble into formation overhead. Views from inside a B-17 as bombs fall and its gunners fight off German fighter planes. Bombs seen falling and exploding on the ground and raising clouds fo smoke. Glimpse of gunners firing at attacking German aircraft. Narrator states there is anti-aircraft fire all around them, that jolts the aircraft. The B-17s assemble in formation for the flight home. Back at the base, some wait atop the tower for the returning aircraft. General Ira Eaker, Chief of the U.S. VIII Bomber Command, steps from a returning aircraft, and greets Major General Carl Spaatz, Commander of the 8th Air Force. Final scene shows Brigadier General Eaker, smoking a cigar and surrounded by civilian and military reporters. ( Note: Reportedly, the B-17 "Stinky" crash landed in Athenry Co Galway Ireland on the 15th January 1943 with General Jacob Devers and a party of other Generals onboard, but none were injured and and all arrived safely at 2AM the same day, in Belleek, Northern Ireland.)

Date: 1942, August 17
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A panorama showing Irish countryside and various cities and people of Ireland in the mid 1940's.

A panorama of the Irish countryside, sheep grazing. A map of Ireland is seen. Crowds, double decker buses, and vehicles on city streets of Belfast Northern Ireland. Statue of Lord Carson at Parliament. Activities in linen industry. Riveters and welders at work in a shipyard. Protestant Orangemen seen. A painting revering the King and Queen of England. Orangemen in dress costume in a July 12 annual parade celebrating victory at Battle of the Boyne. Custom officials on the Eire-North Ireland border. Narrator talks about the recently independent Eireann and its people who are independent in thought and speech. Irish farmers with horse carts loaded head down a road. Farmers and business men talk in streets of Ireland and strike deals. Horses and carts among the men. An Irish boy standing with a group of sheep. Pastures and bucolic and scenic views of farms and villages in rural Ireland. Men and women spinning wool and weaving. (World War II period).

Date: 1946
Duration: 5 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Amelia Earhart Putnam ends her 2026-mile flight at Londonderry,Ireland

Amelia Earhart Putnam gets out from her airplane. Crowd greets Amelia in Londonderry, Ireland as she ends her 2026-mile flight from Newfoundland. She is the first woman to ever fly alone across the ocean.

Date: 1932
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
The Balbo fleet of pontoon planes in flight commanded by Italian Air Minister at Lough Foyle, Londonderry, Ireland.

The Balbo fleet in flight commanded by Italian Air Minister at Lough Foyle, Londonderry, Ireland. Spectators watch as the flying boats land on water surface. The Balbo fleet arrives from Amsterdam and is on way to Chicago. Officials get off from a boat and are greeted by dignitaries. The Balbo fleet in formation on water surface.

Date: 1933, July 10
Duration: 2 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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