Invasion of Belgium and the Netherlands by Germany on 10th May, 1940. Belgium: Nazi troops enter Belgian border crossing with armor and infantry, and invade Belgium. Netherlands: German Ju 52 trimotor transport aircraft carry paratroopers who jump over Rotterdam, Netherlands. They land and move against defenders on the ground. Defenders surrendering under white flags. German aircraft bomb parts of Rotterdam and cause a large conflagration at Rotterdam Port. Fires burning in Rotterdam. civilians leaving areas of fire carrying belongings.
Hermann Goering, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and others as Italy joins Germany in declaring war against Britain and France June 10, 1940. Animated map illustrates possible Axis war plans. Aerial view of Maginot line. Fire burning from German bombing in Scandinavia. Windmill turning in Holland.Map outlines Allied strategy for defense. Views of the Ardennes Forest. French Generals examining map. British Field Marshal John Vereker (Viscount Gort) studying map with two Generals.Narrator states they dismissed German attack through the Ardennes. May 9, 1940,News headline reports German troops on move. Netherlands and French troops mobilizing. Recruits board trains. Exterior of the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) at Montmartre, Paris. People lighting candles. Statue of Madonna and Child. Views of several churches. A Catholic Bishop blessing people. People kneeling in prayer. Hitler and other Nazi leaders, including Himmler, Goebbels, Bormann, Hess and Rohm, haranguing crowds. Hermann Goering leading crowd in salutes. Ludwig Muller, Reichsbischof, Hitler supporter. Many views of Germans shouting Sieg Heil. German troops moving out on May 10, 1940. Hermann Goering, chief of Luftwaffe, in uniform. German pilots run to airplanes. Ju-87 Stukas take off. D0-17 bombers take off. German tanks, motorcycle troops, armor and infantry cross borders of Luxembourg, Belgium, and Holland. Map depicts action. German forces destroy obstacles at border crossings and move past windmill in Holland.He-111 bombers in flight. German paratroops jump from Ju-52 transport over Rotterdam. They capture key facilities. Troops riding on tanks. Dutch General Henri Gerard Winkelman walks with German officer over Maas-bridges in Rotterdam. He and delegation enter building at Rijsoord to sign surrender on May 15, 1940. German bombers destroy Rotterdam. View of German bomber bomb bay doors open and bombs away toward targets. The city in flames, with sound. Remains of the city. Numerous dead civilians.
A documentary film titled 'The Netherlands' on the geography and the people in the Netherlands. The map of Europe. The map outlines Netherlands. Germany and Belgium also located on the map. Another map locates North and South Holland. Windmills in an area. A man and woman walking on a street with children. The woman with a child in a stroller. Traffic passing on the street. Buildings along the sides of the street. A steam boat underway on a river.
Ambassadors from Netherlands and Belgium in the United States. Official from Netherlands speaks about the German attack. He states that Germany has violated all norms. Netherlands is resisting the attack in its full power. Belgium ambassador talks about the German attack and the strategies to defend Belgium made by King Albert I of Belgium.
The German assault on the Netherlands during the first phase of German assault on France and the Low Countries in World War II. Germany commences Operation Fall Gelb on May 10, 1940. An animated map depicts the movement of the English and French Armies across France towards the Ruhr Area in Germany in response to the German aggression. German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler plans with his Generals and senior officers. An animated map depicts the position and advance of German Army Groups A, B and C towards the French border. German officers discuss a map. An officer sends a message over the radio. Officers operate radios and communication equipment. A soldier leaves with a message on a motorbike. Military vehicles advance towards their positions. German Luftwaffe General Kurt Student accompanied by a Nazi officer greets troops and leaves in a car. German aircraft in flight during the Battle of Rotterdam. The pilot and gunner aboard. German officers and paratroopers seated in the transport aircraft. The paratroopers jump from the aircraft and descend towards the target area of Rotterdam. A map depicts the target area of Rotterdam in Holland. German troops advance on ground. Soldiers on motorbikes and tanks. They uproot barricades, fences and obstructions as they advance. German trucks haul artillery. German troops cross the Rhine in rubber boats and over pontoon bridges. German soldiers stuff grenades into their belts, lay wire, and horses are pushed into water. Street fighting on deserted streets. Medics attend to the wounded. German tank guns fired resulting in explosions. German Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka dive bombers in flight drop bombs over Rotterdam. Tanks are hit. Wounded soldiers helped onto motorbikes. A sign for a field hospital. German Corpsmen care for the wounded. German officers and soldiers during a discussion in the field. Dead French soldiers and wrecked French tanks. French prisoners of war (POW) transferred. Military trucks, antiaircraft guns and jeeps advance.
World War 2. Britain and France declare war on Germany. German infantry carrying Panzerschreck antitank weapons.British mobilizing.Troops from England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. British Queen Elizabeth class battleship with other warships. Animated map showing units of British fleet blockading Germany at Suez, Malta, Gibralter, the English Channel,and the North Sea. Adolf Hitler and German General staff,make war plans. Animated map shows European countries around Germany,Ice skatersnear Windmills in Holland. Farmers harvest grain. Bicyclists in Netherlands.Radio towers broadcast Nazi propaganda. Joseph Goebbels.Hitler denying intent to harm other countries. German military planners identify Norway as a target. Map shows German U-boats using Norwegian fjords. Map shows British fleet at Scapa Flow, and blockading ships in range from Norway. April 9, 1940, German army enters Copenhagen as Danes watch. German freighters in Norwegian ports smuggle troops and war materiel. German warships proceeding up Norwegian fjords, carrying troops and equipment. German Ju-87 and Ju-88 bombers and Me 109s in flight. Ju-88 over treetops. Junkers Ju-52 trimotors carrying German soldiers. Quislings seize power in Norway. Vidkun Quisling.Nazi posting rules for residents of Oslo.