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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
 
 
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
 
 
The march to U.S. involvement in World War II, during 1940-41.

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.

Date: 1942
Duration: 8 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied soldiers land in Caen, France during World War II.

Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. Tanks, artillery and supplies piled up in England. Soldiers from various Allied nations like Britain, America, New Zealand and South Africa gathered at a dock. The soldiers loaded onto a transport ship. Soldiers get onto landing crafts. Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force General Dwight D. Eisenhower at a map as he plans the invasion of France. An Allied invasion fleet underway in the English Channel to invade France. A map shows the location of Caen, France. Allied aircraft in flight as paratroopers jump. The paratroopers descend. Explosions occur at a coast. Landing crafts beached and soldiers come ashore amidst heavy firing. Artillery being fired. Vehicles on the beach. A truck burns. A map depicts the area under Nazi occupation before World War II and the recapture of those areas by Allied armies.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. propaganda film during World War 2, "Know Your Ally: Britain" showing war battle scenes and scenes of life in England

'Know Your Ally: Britain' - An Allied propaganda film to solidify Anglo-American solidarity within the ranks as well as to counter Nazi propaganda aimed at weakening the alliance during World War II. Scenes in the United States of a college football game as a player makes a touchdown and a crowd erupts in loud cheering. Football team at blocking and tackling practice on a practice field. A World War 2 tank fires. British and American soldiers fire artillery and infantry forces running on a battlefield. Explosions occur and smoke rises. Views of soldiers of China, Russia, Britain and the United States. Allied troops march. Idaho, United States and Britain on a map showing population. Vehicular traffic and pedestrians on a road including cars and double-decker buses and pedestrians showing congested space in Britain. People talk to their neighbors. British policemen seen. British citizens emerge from underground transit system. Groups of British men, women and children in crowds are seen. Image of British Bobby police officer with hand up and narrator relates that British police do not carry a gun. Newspaper headlines about a strike, a catastrophe in Britain. Animated map of the Great Britain shows that it is surrounded by sea. Ships at sea. An old man and a boy sitting on a stoop with a model of a tall masted sailing ship. Brief views of cities in different parts of the world, including Sydney Australia; an unidentified South African port; an aerial view of the city of Wellington, New Zealand; parliament and government buildings of Canada in Ottawa; a large passenger ferry boat passing by with the skyscrapers of Manhattan New York City in the background.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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