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South Kensington England 1938 stock footage and images

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Joseph P Kennedy officiates during an exhibition at Imperial Institute in South Kensington, England.

Joseph P Kennedy officiates during an exhibition of articles made by disabled World War veterans at Imperial Institute in South Kensington, England. The United States ambassador to the Court of Saint James opens veteran exhibit. Various hand made articles displayed by the disabled war veterans.

Date: 1938, November 14
Duration: 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
At a recognition ceremony in 1928, Thomas Edison operates the first tinfoil phonograph he invented.

Thomas Edison with his original tin foil phonograph (recording and playing device), that was produced in December 1877. Edison stands near a NBC microphone and shows operation of his tinfoil phonograph, also referred to in press of the late 1800s as a Talking Machine. This footage was shot on the occasion of a recognition ceremony for Edison on October 20, 1928, where he was also presented the Congressional Gold Medal by President Calvin Coolidge. This original tinfoil phonograph had been given by Edison in 1880 to a representative of the English Patent Office who visited the Menlo Park lab. The machine had been exhibited in England. It was repatriated for this 1928 event by the South Kensington Museum in London. British diplomat Ronald Ian Campbell, partially visible on the left in this footage, presented the phonograph back to Edison. Today it is on display at the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, New Jersey.

Date: 1928, October 20
Duration: 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Workers place sandbags and make Kensington Town Hall basement bombproof in London, England.

Kensington Town Hall basement being made bombproof in London, England. Group of men place sandbags on windows in the basement of the American Embassy. Workers fill sand into bags with the help of spades.

Date: 1938
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Group of people place sandbags and make Kensington Town Hall basement bombproof in London, England.

Kensington Town Hall basement being made bombproof in London, England. Workers fill sand into bags with the help of spades. Group of men place sandbags on windows in basement of the American Embassy. People carrying sandbags on their shoulders. Old man helps to fill sandbags. Board reads 'Underground, Charing Cross'.

Date: 1938
Duration: 3 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Events surrounding the 1938 German annexation of Austria

Goosestepping German troops parade. A group of German Panzer I Ausf. A tanks armed with twin 7.92 mm machine guns, are seen crossing a field. A squadron of German airplanes flies overhead in formation. Spectators watch as Austrian Army troops assemble and drill in Vienna, Austria Austrian Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg speaking before the Austrian Federal Diet on 24 February , 1938. He rejects Hitler's plans for Austria, saying: "…Austria will go thus far and no further." Closeups of some Austrian citizens. German troops entering Austria, during the "Anschluss" on 12 March 1938. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain at Heston Aerodrome in London, England, departing on 29 September, 1938, to meet with Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany. His aircraft taking off. View of anti-aircraft gun set up in London, with Big Ben and Parliament building in background. Workmen with shovels breaking ground for defenses in London. A woman wearing a gas mask, carries a baby in England. Prime Minister Chamberlain speaking at Heston airport upon his return from Munich, on 16 September. 1938. Views of broken shop windows in Berlin, Germany, following the "Kristallnacht" violent anti-Jewish actions by Nazi Brown shirts on November 9 and 10, 1938. People gather around a fire and outdoor kitchen in an encampment on a field. They warm themselves by the fire. Two women pump water from a well in the field. Closeups of some of the people, including a small child. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt at a table with members of his cabinet,

Date: 1938
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of devastation from the "Long Island Express" Hurricane of 1938.

Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.

Date: 1938, September 21
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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