An Allied propaganda film to solidify Anglo-American solidarity within the ranks as well as to counter Nazi propaganda aimed at weakening the alliance shows British soldiers in Great Britain during World War 2. 1938: in the United States New York Yankees win the pennant in baseball; scene of Yankees team members shaking hands. View of aviator Douglas Corrigan nicknamed Wrong Way Corrigan after his accidental flight from New York to Ireland instead of California as planned. View of trains on the 6th Avenue Elevated (or Sixth Avenue El) before that service was halted in Manhattan New York City. British citizens go about their daily life. Derby horse race in a stadium. A British boy and his father shovel dirt for a backyard garden. Players play a football (soccer) game at Wembley Stadium in England as spectators cheer the 1938 FA Cup Final with Preston North End taking the Cup versus Huddersfield Town as George Mutch scores the winning goal. Scenes in Germany: People cheer for German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and give Nazi salute. Newspaper headlines about Czech occupation. Graves in a cemetery. British Prime Minister Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini sign the Munich Agreement. Despite a peace agreement Hitler invades Czechoslovakia. People read 'Military Training Act, 1939'. British soldiers march along a road. View of Adolf Hitler smiling and laughing. Artillery is fired. A poster reads 'Britain Declares War on Germany'. Airplanes in flight and drop leaflets over Germany. German airplanes in flight. Parachutists jump from the airplanes. Hitler talks to officers and considers the war to be over. Radio news broadcast of the British declaration of war on Germany by Neville Chamberlain. Many different British citizens and families shown in living rooms and work places gathered around radios to hear the so called "We shall fight on the beaches" speech of Winston Churchill on June 4, 1940.
Famous tourist destinations, landmarks, and architecture in Munich, Germany before World War 2. View of Marienplatz with the Town Hall to its right and Frauenkirche in the background. View of St. Peters Church and the Karlstor (or Charles Gate) while looking west on Neubauer Strasse. A tram moves under the gate. Cars and people on a street. Shops on either side of the street including the Hamburg-Amerika Line office. Views of the Former Royal Palace (Munich Residenz or Munich Residence) with streetcar trams, horse carts, and pedestrians in the foreground, the Deutsches Museum or German Museum, the University of Munich and the National Theater Munich. A fountain in front of the university. A girl feeds pigeons.
Officials sign the Munich Pact in Munich, Germany, permitting Nazi German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in Munich along with German officers. French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier speaks to a German officer. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini enter a building. The officials sign the Munich Agreement.
U.S. soldiers raid houses in Munich in search of suspects during World War II. Line of tanks, jeeps, and half tracks along roads and streets of Munich on swoop raid. Army vehicles move through bombed out Munich. Infantrymen run along street of Munich. Soldiers raid house for suspected under grounders. Soldiers search a house. A man being arrested. Suspect enters a Command Post. Officer questions the suspect. Suspected homes being raided by soldiers, arrests are made and suspects being brought in for questioning. Suspects leave the Command Post afterwards.
U.S. infantrymen and tanks advance towards Munich, Germany during World War II. A U.S. motorized column moves towards Munich. A tank laden with infantrymen fords a stream. U.S. troops cross a stream in small boats. Infantry patrols move through fields and into the streets of Munich. Infantrymen talk to German civilians after entering Munich.
Enthusiastic German audiences in and around the Sportspalast in Berlin, Germany, listen to Adolf Hitler as he harangues them about the Sudetenland issue. Scenes of German military on wartime footing: sailors marching, German warships at sea, and German Air Force aircraft in flight. Neville Chamberlain departing London for a last attempt at diplomatic settlement with Hitler, while at home, the British prepare for the worst, sandbagging government buildings, enlisting in the military, and generally preparing to defend themselves, if necessary. Adolf Hitler walking along a train platform with Benito Mussolini, who has arrived for the Munich summit meeting , followed by Hermann Goering and Heinrich Himmler. Munich street scenes with enthusiastic German crowds lining the sidewalks waving flags as Hitler and others proceed through the city streets in a motorcade. Prime Minister Chamberlain riding in an open car with Joachim von ribbentrop,German ambassador to Great Britain. Chamberlain of Britain, Edouard Daladier of France, German officials, and Mussolini, entering the Führerbau, with their respective retinues. While the negotiations go on in Munich, a crowd gathers and cheers Mrs. Chamberlain, in front of 10 Downing Street, London. Crowd surrounds car carrying Prime Minister Chamberlain, cheering in belief that his mission to Munich was a success. The Chamberlains appear on a balcony amidst cheers from Londoners.