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German soldiers placing, loading, and firing coastal guns in Peenemunde, Germany.

Development of the rocket research center in Peenemunde, Germany. German subtitles. Images of German soldiers firing coastal guns in Peenemunde Germany. Soldiers preparing the coastal gun mounted on a railroad car. Large gun mounted on the railroad moves forward. Labor gang digging out the gun placement area. Soldiers erect the muzzle of the gun and fire. Soldiers unload the large shells from cranes and load the gun then fire shells. Animated drawings of shells firing through the gun, then of a different propulsion system, followed by images of a rocket engine mounted and being tested. (World War II period).

Date: 1940, August
Duration: 5 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Workers arriving at Peenemunde rocket program camp and working in warehouses

Rocket program warehouses in Peenemunde Germany. German electric train stops at the Peenemunde station. Large number of civilian men and women get off the train and walk towards the warehouse site. Sheet metal workers install various parts of V-2 rocket inside a warehouse.

Date: 1940, August
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Construction of rocket test center buildings in Peenemunde Germany.

Rocket test center construction in Germany. Men being issued blankets at a building. Signs in German identifying various buildings. The train depot at Peenemunde. Laborers working to construct buildings in the complex. Views of completed industrial and housing buildings. Aerial views of the city and camp site.

Date: 1940, August
Duration: 2 min 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Clearing wooded areas and constructing rocket program test center buildings in Peenemunde Germany

Sign "Entrance to Pennemunde". Laborers cut trees from the wooded areas. Cut trees lying on ground. Horses carry away the tree logs. Stacked building supplies. Men erect the test center buildings. Views of the completed test center buildings

Date: 1940, August
Duration: 3 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
 
Life in Britain on eve of War. Chamberlain, Hitler and Mussolini signing the Munich Agreement during World War II.

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. Clip includes scenes from 1938 through 1940; from a film produced in 1943.

Date: 1940
Duration: 4 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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