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Mine warfare conducted by the German Navy's Northern Fleet during World War II.

Sailors in the communications center of the German headquarters of the Kriegsmarine Northern fleet, work at numerous teletype stations. Next, the Admiral (Generaladmiral) in command, Rolf Carls, is seen pouring over nautical charts, with officers of his staff. Scene shifts to naval armory where marine mines are being prepared for deployment. They move through the processing lines and then transported by rail. At a port, a crane lifts a mine, on a wheeled dolly onto the minelayer ship, "Tannenberg," where crew members roll it along the deck. Sailors write on it with white chalk. The Tannenberg seen underway, and then with sailors rolling mines (on their dollys) off the stern of the ship in the Baltic Sea. Sailors moving mines along the deck to the stern for launching. View from another ship of the mines dropping from astern the Tannenberg. Next, officers on deck in cold weather gear, look through binoculars as they sight threat from Soviet aircraft. Interior of the ship as sailors manipulate controls for an anti-aircraft gun. The ship's gun and a machine gun being fired. Soviet bombers seen very high overhead. Camera pans about the deck showing sailors firing at aircraft. Something raises a plume of water astern (a near-miss?). Next, several German patrol boats are seen moving at high speed. Sailor on a speeding patrol boat, stands precariously atop it as he signals with semaphore flags. From a patrol boat, bombs (or mines) are seen exploding behind in its wake. (Note: The Tannenberg was a passenger and ferry built in 1935. On 2 September 1939 the German Navy had her converted to a minelayer. In August 1940 she served as flagship of the minelaying ships, in the North Fleet. She was sunk on 9 July, 1941, off Sweden.)

Date: 1940
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Sunderland patrol bomber takes off for a North Sea mission and in flight over the North Sea off the coast of England.

British flying boat patrol bomber Sunderland in England. Sunderland patrol bomber is parked and crewmen stand near the patrol. Sunderland takes off for a North Sea mission. Sunderland underway at the North Sea and takes off. A man looks through a camera. A man at the controls. Sunderland in flight over the North Sea. Nazi U-boats in the sea.

Date: 1940, February 12
Duration: 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Fishermen make fishing net to dry in sun and they construct a ship in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Activities of fishermen in Gloucester, Massachusetts. A tourist couple in a 1940s car as they look at landscapes of the city. Car stops in front of a house. A woman rings a door bell. Boats and ship at harbor. The couple and the car in the foreground. Sailboat at sea. Sign: 'North Sea' and 'South Sea' on boats. Fishermen mend fising nets and make fishing nets dry in sun. Women packs boxes of fish filets and place them on conveyor belt in a fish packaging factory or cannery. Men of Gloucester construct a ship. After construction is completed, the new fishing boat named "Benjamin C." slides down the way into the harbor waters. U.S. flag on the ship. Christians gather as Catholic Archbishop of Boston, Richard Cushing, leads a religious service on the docks to bless the fishermen.

Date: 1946
Duration: 3 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Information about the composition of northern task force for operations on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands is given.

A training film on operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. Northern task force is composed of several groups. These include the northern landing force which comprises of the 4th Marine Division. This in turn is made up of combat teams 23, 24 and 25. Each landing team is composed of three landing teams, one support group and attached units. The remaining group consists of Transport Divisions 24, 26 and 28. They also include a raider unit and a transport screen. The northern support group, the northern carrier group, the initial tractor group, the reserve tractor group and the mine sweeper and the salvage group are also included. Information about the shipping of the northern attack force is given. Aerial view of ships underway at sea. Interior of a ship. Joint operations room, combat information center room, intelligence office, communication room, photographic and reproductions rooms on the ship. Signal and communication equipment. The ship convoy underway, advancing towards the target area. Men aboard ships. An aircraft in flight overhead. An officer studies a map and instructs personnel.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 3 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
 
 
England and France delcare war on Germany; German troops conquer Denmark and Norway during World War II

World War 2. Britain (United Kingdom) 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.

Date: 1939
Duration: 7 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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