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Mine warfare conducted by the German Navy's Northern Fleet during World War II.

Sailors in the communications center of the German headquarters of the Kriegsmarine Northern fleet, work at numerous teletype stations. Next, the Admiral (Generaladmiral) in command, Rolf Carls, is seen pouring over nautical charts, with officers of his staff. Scene shifts to naval armory where marine mines are being prepared for deployment. They move through the processing lines and then transported by rail. At a port, a crane lifts a mine, on a wheeled dolly onto the minelayer ship, "Tannenberg," where crew members roll it along the deck. Sailors write on it with white chalk. The Tannenberg seen underway, and then with sailors rolling mines (on their dollys) off the stern of the ship in the Baltic Sea. Sailors moving mines along the deck to the stern for launching. View from another ship of the mines dropping from astern the Tannenberg. Next, officers on deck in cold weather gear, look through binoculars as they sight threat from Soviet aircraft. Interior of the ship as sailors manipulate controls for an anti-aircraft gun. The ship's gun and a machine gun being fired. Soviet bombers seen very high overhead. Camera pans about the deck showing sailors firing at aircraft. Something raises a plume of water astern (a near-miss?). Next, several German patrol boats are seen moving at high speed. Sailor on a speeding patrol boat, stands precariously atop it as he signals with semaphore flags. From a patrol boat, bombs (or mines) are seen exploding behind in its wake. (Note: The Tannenberg was a passenger and ferry built in 1935. On 2 September 1939 the German Navy had her converted to a minelayer. In August 1940 she served as flagship of the minelaying ships, in the North Fleet. She was sunk on 9 July, 1941, off Sweden.)

Date: 1940
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
A hidden gun emplacement and Swedish troops fire with guns to forestall Nazi move in Sweden.

Swedish troops, guns and aircraft on alert to forestall Nazi offensive move in Sweden. A truck tows a field gun and moves on a road. The barrel of an artillery piece visible as it is raised from a hidden gun emplacement. Swedish soldiers run between sandbags and take up positions. Swedish troops wearing M21 helmets fire a double-mounted Kulspruta m/36 water-cooled 8mm machine gun (a modified Browning design dual mounted). Next scene shows aerial view of biplanes: Swedish J8 Gloster Gladiator MK I bi-wing pursuit aircraft seen in formation. Brief closeup of a J8 in flight. Next, Swedish T3 aircraft seen in formation, flown by Swedish Wing F 17. These aircraft are Junkers Ju 86 K-13 aircraft built by SAAB, under license, and converted to torpedo bombers. Aerial views of the J8 biplanes conducting mock attacks on the formation of T-3 bombers, for training purposes.

Date: 1940, April 15
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Opening of Parliament in Stockholm Sweden

Swedish ceremonial guards in full uniform march, carrying flag with Swedish Coat of Arms, in a city square of Stockholm. Members of Parliament proceed toward the Riksdag building. Ceremonial Guards stand on either side as enter. Spectators watch from sidewalks. The Royal Coach carries King Gustav V to the Parliament for the opening.

Date: 1940, January 17
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
 
Montage of Swedish military preparedness activities in World War II

Film opens with brief glimpse of Swedish soldiers (wearing M21 steel helmets) rushing to take positions in a defensive trench during World War 2. Scene shifts to infantry in combat gear, including shouldered blanket rolls, as they demonstrate ability to rapidly take up defensive positions. (Numerous automobiles parked in the background, indicating this is a demonstration.) Scene shifts to coastal defenses in Sweden, where heavy guns are seen firing from underground fortifications near a coastline. Swedish troops (wearing M37 steel helmets) firing a Browning M17 water-cooled machine gun from a protected position. Swedish troops (in M21 helmets) firing double-mounted Kulspruta m/36 water-cooled 8mm machine gun (modified Browning design dual mounted). Pattern of bullets splashing near floating targets offshore. Glimpse of a 29/33 M. 80mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun. Biplanes: Swedish J8 Gloster Gladiator MK I bi-wing pursuit aircraft seen flying low in formation over a grass field. Swedish T3 aircraft in formation. (These are Junkers Ju 86 K-13 aircraft built by SAAB, under license, and converted to torpedo bombers. They are flown by Swedish Wing F 17.) The pursuit planes stage mock attacks on the formation of T-3 bombers. Aerial closeups of a J8 in flight. Next, from very close up, one of the fuselage-mounted Browning .303 machine guns on a J8, is seen firing. Two of the bombers drop out of their formation and descend, as if they had been hit. (This is all a demonstration, carefully enacted.)

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Goodyear's management team from Sweden returns to Akron after shutdown of Goodyear's Swedish plant.

Goodyear managers observe a model of the globe. George Hinshaw shows Mr. Paul Litchfield, Chairman and CEO of Goodyear, the route taken by a team of Goodyear managers returning from Sweden to the United States. Management from Sweden come to Akron Ohio as the Goodyear rubber plant in Sweden was shutdown due to a wartime shortage of rubber. Various managers from the closed Goodyear operation in Sweden walk down the gangplank from their ship at dock, including Twisty Monk, Bob Wilson, Lee Young, and others. Press interviews Bob Wilson. Mrs. Walter Condon, wife of the Goodyear Australia Superintendent arrives at Akron Airport to visit her ill mother. View of United Airlines DC-3 taxiing to a halt, and Mrs. Condon emerging from the plane.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Swedish ice cream products are sampled by Japanese visitors at Trade Fair, Osaka, Japan.

Trade Fair in Osaka, Japan. Sign in front of an exhibit reads: 'Sweden freezer'. Many Japanese visitors stand near the Sweden Freezer. A woman hands out ice cream cones to the visitors. Woman prepares soft ice cream cones from machine and demonstrates it. She speaks about the company product and its quality. Signs identify 'Sweden Soft Server' and 'Sweden Shake Maker'. Woman makes shake and demonstrate shake making machine. She serves shakes, from a pitcher, to visitors at the Fair.

Date: 1962
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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