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President Franklin Roosevelt denounces Italy's entry into the war as Germany invades France; German operations in South America

June 10, 1940, American man, in San Francisco barbershop, reads newspaper report that Italy enters war against France and Britain. He listens as President Roosevelt denounces Italy's action. American family with a husband, wife, and boy sit in a living room and listen to the radio while William L. Shirer broadcasts from Compiègne as France signs an armistice with Hitler. Views of railroad carriage in clearing surrounded by German troops in formation. Hitler strides with Hermann Goering,Admiral Erich Raeder, and others. Statue of Marshal Foch. French General Huntzinger, and his delegation escorted by German officers. Hitler and his delegation rise as the French delegation enters the rail car. Germans drape Nazi flag over the Glade of the Armistice monument (French: Clairière de l'Armistice). The Eiffel Tower. German troops marching through the Arch of Triumph on the Champs Elysee in paris. Hitler's railroad train entering Paris station. Hitler taking an early morning tour of Paris in an open car. Hitler and party admiring the Eiffel Tower.View from Eiffel Tower of German troops marching along street. German rail guns in new positions on coast of France, pointed toward the English Channel and England. The German rail guns moving on tracks and firing. Animated map showing Allies overseas possessions. German residents in Brazil in largely German communities, with German schools, German school children, Nazi textbooks, and Nazi German newspapers in a town in Brazil. A Hermann Goering glider club operating in Brazil, as a glider is prepred for flight. View of Japanese residents in Brazil on behalf of Imperial Japan. SEDTA German airline planes with bomb racks operating in Ecuador, South America. Germans exercising at exclusive German clubs in Argentina, modeled after Hitler Youth. Narrator indicates these operations represented a "Fifth Column" ready to take over.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A film titled 'R.A.F. Mastery Holds Up German Onrush'.

A film titled 'R.A.F. Mastery Holds Up German Onrush'. Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter planes. Automatic camera fitted in British fighter plane. German war planes in flight over South Coast of Britain. German pilots use parachutes. German war planes shot down. The plane bursts in flames and falls into the sea. German planes in pieces. Royal Air Force pilots in a group.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Preparations in England for the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II

World War 2 invasion of Normandy, France. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marshal Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Churchill, meeting at Tehran, Iran, in December 1943. U.S. Generals George Marshall and Hap Arnold, at conference table. Closeup of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Map showing defense areas of the German 7th, 15th and 19th Armies in Europe. Map showing ports at Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Dieppe, and Calais. Cherbourg is highlighted. U.S. Army trucks, tanks, and artillery, stockpiled in England. Railroad train carrying M3 Stuart tanks. U.S soldiers leaving troop ships and marching to their camps in Britain. Allied troops practicing amphibious assaults on Southern coast of England. Formation of B-26 bombers.View from Allied aircraft flying low over German-occupied area. B-17dropping bombs over Germany. German fighter planes attacking B-17 bombers beginning in February 1944. Gunner in turret of B-17 firing at them. A B-17 exploding in the air. German fighter downed by B-17 gunner. Gun camera footage of German Bf 109 attacked from rear by gunfire. American soldiers in trucks, DUKWs, M4 tanks, and M8 armored Cars. Troops receive gas masks, waist life belts, field rations, and French money. May 30, 1944, American soldiers board tanks, trucks and other vehicles bound for embarkation points in England. Seen are Stuart M3 light tanks, jeeps, and M7 Priest tanks. M7 tanks are seen, equipped with intake and exhaust ducts. (At TC:11:39, U.S. M7 Priest tanks,equipped for deep wading, are seen passing the base of the Jubilee clock on the beachfront at Weymouth, on their way toward Castle Town in Portland for embarkation.) Transport ships are loaded at the embarkation ports. Trucks being backed onto LCT-453. U.S. Army infantry marching and boarding transport ships. Troops marching into LST 376 at Plymouth, England. Higgins Boats, from the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) bringing troops to board her. Troops on deck of Attack transport, USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13). Barrage balloons overhead. Soldiers shooting craps on a troop ship deck. Coastguardsmen playing with a puppy dog. Gun crews on U.S. Navy warship being briefed. Soldiers field-strip and check their weapons

Date: 1944, June
Duration: 15 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The British Army trains, and British civilians learn to use military weapons in Britain, leading up to Battle of Britain

British defense against German aerial warfare. German soldiers prepare for the attack. German Wehrmacht Army forces marching beside rubble and bombed out streets in a conquered area on the coast of the English Channel (likely in France). A German Army band plays. Tanks and weapons turned towards Britain. Scenes of British Army showing ships. An English pilot rescued in the channel. Tanks and other equipment of the army. British men gather and smoke cigars. Army men stand near the side of a tank. A machine gun. Scenes of a beach and British ships. A pictorial representation of the British ships and German planes in flight over them. British aircraft stationed and some in flight. British civilians walk on street. A family dines together. Women clean the floor. A child crawls. The civilians are taught about military equipment and how to use them. An officer fires a gun.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German troops conquer Denmark and Norway during World War II

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.

Date: 1939
Duration: 7 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army Service Forces transporting troops and supplies during World War II.

U.S. troops board a large transport ship via a gangplank. Troops on an intermediate deck of the ship. Some are sprawled out relaxing. View from above of more troops boarding a ship. Men and equipment on the pier below. American forces at various far flung places where the U.S. Army Services Forces facilitated their transport and logistic support. Fleeting glimpses of troops in: Ireland; Alaska; Trinidad; and South America. Troops jam the upper deck of a transport ship. Army Service Forces officers in a planning meeting. Naval officers on deck of a ship look through binoculars as U.S. Naval ships bombard the coast of , Solomon Islands and landing craft carry marines in an amphibious assault. Next, a man is seen annotating a map of North Africa. Secret maps pertaining to Allied landings in Tunisia and Algeria. Animated map illustrates amphibious landings on North African coast, highlighting Casablanca, Oran, and Algeria. Landing craft carry troops and supplies that are piled up in the sand beach. Soldiers moving military supplies ashore, in fire brigade fashion. Offices of the Army Service Forces. Trucks on the move in remote locations. Supply ship being loaded at a terminal. Fuel drums and army vehicles a being loaded aboard ships. Officers seated at a conference table. Ordinary American enlisted soldiers in a griping session at an Army post in the United States. Camera pans over large formation of soldiers. Animated chart shows more than half of servicemen who are part of Army Service Forces (ASF), are unaware of that. Troops marching in review at a tropical location, where reviewing officers wear pith helmets. Chart illustrates lack of unit pride in ASF. Images of various ASF logos. Chart shows Signal Corps and Engineers elements of ASF have the greatest unit pride. But most think better of other branches of the Army. More troops marching, in steel helmets and carrying rifles with bayonets affixed. Troops marching overlaid by "50%" indicating that half don't believe their contributions to the war effort are significant. Troops lined up (for pay?). More charts expressing concern about low morale. A heavy gun firing. German paratroopers jumping from a formation of Junkers Ju 52 aircraft. Charts expressing prevailing U.S. troops view that Germany wouldn't be too hard to defeat. Chart showing lack of understanding about why the U.S. is fighting Germany. Image of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill seated in front of their key military officers at Casablanca Conference in World War 2. Chart shows U.S. soldiers believe that the greatest war effort is expended by the U.S. followed by Russia, with China and Britain providing little. Chart illustrates that only half U.S. troops want to get overseas and fight. Chart shows U.S. War Department films can correct this problem.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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