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Nazi armies invade Belgium and the Netherlands in 1940

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.

Date: 1940, May 10
Duration: 3 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German troops planning and launching May 1940 attacks across Luxembourg, Belgium, and Holland; Rotterdam blitz scenes.

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.

Date: 1940, May
Duration: 9 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Review of the wars, destruction and atrocities brought by Germany to the countries of the world

Propaganda aimed at American soldiers who will occupy Germany after World War II. . Opening scene shows stadium in Nuremberg, Germany, filled with youth rendering the Nazi salute in unison as a leader (unseen) chants "Sieg Heil." Several German Messerschmitt 110 fighter bombers flying in formation. View from inside bomb bay of German bomber aircraft as bombs are released. Bombs striking the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 14 May 1940. Buildings burning and collapsing. Buildings destroyed the same month by German bombing in 1940. Buildings being bombed in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, by German aircraft in April 1941. Views of areas in the Soviet Union, destroyed by German bombing. Lone figure of a woman standing in the midst of the desolation. Civilians pressed into labor by German occupying forces, seen at work building defenses for them. A mother and two children in an occupied region. Variouu scene of dead civilians, in German occupied countries, including some hanging from gallows. Dead American soldiers. More views of Germans assembled in Nazi rallies and other gatherings. People marching with massed flags at a Nazi rally. German soldiers in formation. Closeup of three in steel helmets. illustration of an American soldier superimposed on background of German troops in formation. A Nazi leader (who looks like Ernst Röhm, Head of the Nazi Sturmabteilung- Storm Troopers) speaking in the 1930s. German workers shoveling materials into an open hearth steel furnace. Panzer III Ausf.F tanks in a German factory. More persons hung from gallows. Film reenactment of German cavalry attacking in 1870. German villagers dancing. A ship hit by a German torpedo, in 1914. More German villagers dancing. German bombing of Warsaw, Poland, in 1939. More German villagers dancing. Nazi Waffen SS soldiers, in black , goosestepping on parade.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Dutch people walking on the streets in Netherlands.

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.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ambassadors from Netherlands and Belgium speak about the German attack on their territories during World War II.

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.

Date: 1940, May 15
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
German paratroopers land in Rotterdam and advance during the Battle of Rotterdam in World War II.

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.

Date: 1940
Duration: 7 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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