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German troops on motorbikes and bicycles cross a bridge and German aircraft in flight in Scandinavia.

German invasion of Norway and Denmark during World War II. German troops along with a horse drawn cart advance. The troops with guns advance. German soldiers on bicycles advance. A German soldier puts a flag on a pole. A German soldier looks through binoculars. A barrel of a gun in the foreground. Boats underway at sea and the barrel of a gun in the foreground. A German aircraft in flight. A pilot in the cockpit of the aircraft. Two German aircraft in flight over a river. The aircraft in flight and boats underway in the background. A view of a bridge along with the river. German troops on motorbikes cross the bridge. German troops on the bridge salute the soldiers on the motorbikes. A sign on the bridge. The bicycle troops cross the bridge. A German officer and the barrel of a gun in the foreground.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German Atlantic Wall coastal defenses. German forces enter the Crimean Peninsula in World War II.

In opening scene, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is giving a "pep talk" to senior officers assembled at the Northern part of the German "Atlantic Wall" defenses in Scandinavia, during World War 2. A German sentry is seen in front of a large coastal fortification bearing the name "Skagerrak." Camera focuses on the barrel of a huge coastal gun. Closeup of the sentry. Troops travel on a small gauge railway carrying canisters of propellant and shells to a unique heavy coastal gun installed , near Kristiansand, Norway, overlooking the Skagerak Strait. (The gun is a 28 cm SK C/34 naval gun, similar to those installed on some battleships. But this one was appropriated from an abandoned German Army super-tank project.) An alarm bell sounds in the fort and soldiers respond. Next, huge coastal gun shells are seen being moved on conveyors to the gun. A team of gun operators recite preparation steps out loud as they adjust range, bearing, and other parameters before firing the weapon. Gunners load a shell into the gun breech, followed by several propellant charges. The breech lowers inside the fort as the gun barrel is raised to desired elevation. The gun is fired. More commands are spoken aloud and another round is fired. Glimpse from outside of gun flash at night. Complete change of scene shows a map of Crimean Peninsula. Anti-aircraft guns are shown at coastal areas. A quad-barreled FlaKvierling 38 gun is seen. German forces entering the Crimea. Infantry walk in and others, ride in open trucks.One soldier mans a light gun mounted on the back of a 6-wheeled truck. German soldiers posted on roads directing incoming traffic of trucks carrying troops. Closeups of German soldiers riding in open trucks. A trio of German Army officers watches the incoming troops. Local refugees carry their belongings as they flee from battle fronts.

Date: 1942
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Italian
 
 
Scenes of German invasion of Denmark and Norway in 1940

Invasion of Denmark and Norway by Germany on 9th April,1940 during World War II. Invasion of Denmark: German warships and troop ships underway towards Denmark. A Nazi Navy ensign flag flying and German soldiers on a deck. A large gun on the deck. Infantry with machine guns. The soldiers look through binoculars. German Heinkel 111 bombers fly overhead. German tanks roll along street in Denmark. German troops unload from ships at a pier and parade through the streets of Denmark. Invasion of Norway: Interior view of German Ju 52 transport airplane loaded with troops and bicycles. An air view of Norway coast. Heinkel 111 aircraft in flight. Numerous German float planes seen in harbor below. Ju 52 comes in for landing. Several Ju 52s on an airport. Troops unload from one and march from the field. German troops take up positions. A radio tower being guarded. A Nazi soldier on guard at Oslo airport. Formations of Me bf 109 aircraft fly overhead. German troops in defensive positions overlooking a port. Ju 88 bombers overhead, and bombing coastal area. German troops marching in Oslo, Norway.

Date: 1940, April 9
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Crewmen evacuate freighter ship Ping An on Netherlands coast during heavy autumn storms lashing at parts of Europe

A strong autumn storm hits the shores of Scandinavia and Spanish Peninsula in Europe. Storm surf waves roll over the coast. Ships and boats struck in the storm and beached off shore. The freighter Ping An stuck off the coast of the Netherlands. Rescue operations underway for the crew of the Ping An, as citizens look on from the shore. Life boats from the Ping An reach shore with crewmen happy to be safely on shore.

Date: 1965, December 14
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
2nd Sino-Japanese war, precursor to World War II in the Pacific. Pearl Harbor attack. Early phase of Pacific conflict between Japan and the U.S.

The film 'Sea power in the Pacific' showing Japanese dominance in China and at start of World War 2. Then it chronicles U.S. efforts to build Navy and fight back on sea and in the air. Opening scene shows Japanese Mitsubishi G3M (Type 96) bombers high overhead, and then closeup in formation. View from bomber of bomb bays open with bombs falling and view from ground of explosions and destruction. Overlay on film says: "China---1931." (This is not correct. The G3M bomber was not yet in service.) This film depicts Japanese attacks during second Sino-Japanese War, commencing 1937, Chinese civilians running to escape Jap;anese bombing of Singapore. Buildings destroyed and on fire. Next, Japanese troops, carrying the Rising Sun flag, are seen establishing a beachhead in an Amphibious assault. More scenes of Japanese infantry advancing through Singapore, ad it is being destroyed and burned. Soldiers charging along an alleyway, with pagoda in background. Next, Japanese soldiers are seen attacking Nanking, and committing atrocities during the so-called "Rape of Nanking," in December, 1937. Chinese civilians being summarily shot and dumped into a large open grave. Two Chinese prisoners with hands bound, being executed by rifle fire. Jubilant Japanese troops celebrating their victory. Map shows areas of China occupied during second Sino-Japanese war and the East Indies to the South. View of oil tanks; an open pit tin mine; a native cutting rubber tree bark to collect latex. Flags on map show regions of English, French, and Dutch colonial interest. It also shows Islands to the East, fortified by the Japanese. Cartoon shows Japanese soldier opposed by and American sailor (representing U.S. Sea Power). Next, famous images of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, are shown, including the USS Arizona burning and sinking. Hawaii, Midway, Wake, and the Philippines Islands, are highlighted on a map and Japanese control of the Pacific is illustrated. Japanese soldiers are seen displaying a captured American flag. U.S. Lieutenant General Jonathan M. Wainwright is seen surrendering the garrison at Corregidor, on May 6, 1942. View of Japanese General Masahara Homma discussing surrender terms with Wainright. Map shows interlocking web of Japanese fortified bases in Pacific and need for seapower to oppose it. View of American shipyard with hundreds of workers, employed to build ships for the war effort, in World War 2. Views welding, metal fabrication, and other shipbuilding activity. A new ship going down the ways and a woman christening a new ship with splash from bottle of champagne. A new "Liberty Ship," the Richard Bassett, going down the ways at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. Baltimore, Maryland. Closeup view as the stern of another ship enters the water upon launching. View of it from a distance. Shipyard workers knock supports from under what may be a landing craft, as it is launched. Japanese warships underway in the Pacific and firing their naval guns. Explosions on a shoreline from naval bombardment. Japanese infantry wading ashore during an amphibious assault. Map shows where Japanese forces attempt an amphibious assault on Southern New Guinea, thwarted by the U.S. Navy in the battle of the Coral Sea of May, 1942. In June, 1942, a Japanese attempt against Midway Island, was again checked by the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Midway. View of USS Wasp (CV-7) carrier deck filled with airplanes, including Grumman F4F Wildcats. A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber being cleared for takeoff from the Wasp. Gun camera film showing Japanese airplanes being shot down by pursuing U.S. aircraft.

Date: 1942
Duration: 5 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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