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.
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.
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.
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.
Presidential Palace in Havana. U.S. Secretary of State, Cordell Hull speaking at the Havana Conference. Flags of Nations attending.Franklin Roosevelt, on May 16, 1940,telling congress to imobilize for national defense. Airplane and engine plants. Navy ships being built. U.S. sailors and marines on parade. U.S. soldiers training with mock weapons. Flour bag "bombs" hitting a U.S. Army tank M2. Army trucks labeled "tanks." U.S. Army tanks M3. Empty "Adelphi" brand beer cans used for training.National Guard units Nationalized. President Roosevelt reading first draft numbers under the Selective Service Act. Men getting draft notices and physical exams. New soldiers in boot camp. German Ju 87 and Dornier 17 bombers taking off. Animated map showing German air attacks against Britain. Edward R. Murrow describing the "Blitz" from London. German He 111 bombers. British antiaircraft guns firing. Londoners in underground bomb shelter. Fire brigades pouring water on burning buildings. British warships at sea. U.S. Destroyers transferred to Britain. British Prime Minister Churchill assigning military basing rights to the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Berle Brandenburg Gate and German, Italian, and Japanese flags flying in Berlin on September 27, 1940 Hitler greeting Italian Galleazzo Ciano, and Japanese Saburo Kurusu. Signing of Berlin Pact. Londoners resting in the underground shelters, while the relentless bombing goes on. American Charles Lindburgh talks of Britain losing while Wendell Wilkie says Britain will win the war. Britons cleaning up after a bombing. Polls showing increased American support for Britain.
German Luftwaffe aircraft bomb England in the Battle of Britain during World War II. German Luftwaffe He-111 bombers in flight. Pilots and gunners in the aircraft. Interior views of cockpit and crew in German He-111 aircraft. Aerial views of the formation of bomber aircraft in flight through clouds and approaching the British coast for a daylight raid. A co-pilot charts the route using a compass. Pilot is seen putting on an oxygen mask with assistance from another crew member as the bombers climb to high altitude. Gunners in their positions. Views of target zone approaching as seen from point of view of German bomber crew members in daytime. Pilot, navigator, gunner prepare for the attack. Aerial view of the target area. The Germans experience FLAK from British antiaircraft guns. Flak bursts near aircraft as seen from inside the German aircraft. "Bombs away" aerial views from the side, and from inside the German aircraft. Bombs descend on the targets. Scene shifts to bombardment at night. The German crew in the aircraft. Using search lights and antiaircraft guns, British attempt to hit the bombers. Multiple views of crew inside He-111 bombers from various angles, including behind nose gunner and bombardier. Flashes and explosions seen on the ground as bombs hit targets in Britain during blitzkrieg, or blitz attack.