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United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Lloyd George and Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand get into a car.

UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George comes out of a building, followed by Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand. They get into the car.

Date: 1921
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Britain attempts to recover its defensive capabilities following equipment losses in the evacuation at Dunkirk, France, in World War II

Opening scene shows a cathedral and houses near the English Channel coast in World War 2. German troops, part of a force of 100 Divisions, are seen advancing through French towns toward the coast. A German army band leads some. Others march through the countryside. Close-up of some ot the marchers, along with a Sd.Kfz.9 Half-Track pulling an artillery field piece. A column of German army trucks raising dust on a French country road and many waiting in line to cross a canal. A covered German halftrack pulling a covered trailer across a partially collapsed bridge. View from a moving railroad train with German troops and one manning an MG-08 machine gun on an open flat car. German soldiers in a "bucket brigade" passing cargo, including jerry cans, being off-loaded from a German Junkers Ju-52 transport plane at a grass airfield in France. A German Krupp K5 railway gun being run up an elevated rail. Imaginative animated map showing Nazi-dominated Europe in contrast to the British Isles. British troops marching. Change of scene to the beachhead at Dunkirk, France, during the mass evacuation of British forces ahead of approaching German armies. View from a British Destroyer of troops wading out through the water towards it. Close-up of two British soldiers being pulled from the water onto a boat, by two men in fowl weather gear. In skies above, British and German aircraft are engaged in aerial dogfights. A British Destroyer filled with soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk. Vickers/Maxim Octuple QF 2-pounder Mark VIII guns being fired by a British warship. British soldiers, some covered with oil, on the deck of a destroyer. Scene shifts to armor and weapons abandoned by the retreating British forces, including trucks, tanks, anti-aircraft guns and armored cars. Scene shifts to England where rescued soldiers begin ascending a gangway from the crowded deck of a warship to a pier above. Smiling British soldiers relaxing as they arrive on a pier. Many rescued soldiers getting organized on land. Narrator mentions that the losses of war materiel leave Britain short of its needs. Soldiers standing around a British Infantry Tank Mk.III Valentine. Soldiers manning a coastal defense machine gun position. Views of the British English Channel coastline. A British battleship (or Battle Cruiser) showing two forward triple gun turrets, is seen underway, ahead of an aircraft carrier. Silhouetted distance views of several British destroyers, and closer view on one escorting a supply shiip. (Narrator notes the British navy was absorbed in protecting supply lines all over the globe.) Animated map illustrates the overwhelming superiority of German Air Forces directed against Britain. view of British airfield displaying flag with Union Jack and RAF roundel. Several RAF personnel stand around an Avro Anson twin engine airplane, parked on the ramp. Several Supermarine Spitfire aircraft are seen parked on an airfield. Close-up of two flying in formation. View of St. Paul's Cathedral in the heart of London, England. British people are seen in a city and at home engaged in ordinary activities, scrubbing floors, chatting over drinks at a Pub, and waiting on a customer in a lady's shop. A farmer tends sheep in a field next to a church, where he converses with the Vicar. A baby crawls across pavement to his mother who reaches out from a doorway. New recruits in uniform mingle with people on a sidewalk. Mature women in uniform walk along with British Army officers in uniform. British sailor and an officer walk past the camera. A boy and older men at work in a field. Four businessmen dressed in civilian clothes are next seen in military uniforms, shouldering rifles. Home Guard civilians carrying rifles are trained in close order drills on a lawn. A home guard man points to a drawing of a tank as he asks a question during an outdoor training session. Recruits watch demonstrations with Browning M1917 water-cooled machine gun, and hand grenade launcher on Enfield rifle. A recruit takes his turn firing a single round (to save ammunition) from a Thompson M1921 submachine gun. He hands the weapon back to the instructor and returns to his place.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Harding presents Medal of Honor during funeral of American Unknown Soldier of WWI at Arlington National Cemetery

Funeral ceremony for the American Unknown Soldier of World War 1, just before burial at the Tomb of the Unknowns, (or Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) in Arlington National Cemetery. United States President Warren G. Harding arrives at the Memorial Amphitheatre in Arlington National Cemetery. The President along with military officers climbs up the stairs and enters the building. Chief Plenty Coos of the Native American Indian Crow Indian tribe arrives at the Memorial Amphitheater wearing full Indian regalia. Other Native American Indian tribesmen exit a car in native dress. The procession, including robed men playing brass and singing, arrives. Soldiers carry the casket and place it on a platform decorated with wreaths. Prayers are said by clergy present as people stand with bowed heads. Harding begins his speech with a two minute silence (at the Ampitheater and around the Nation). Camera pans over large, quiet crowd with Washington DC in the far distant backgound. President Harding speaks about the Unknown Soldier. He talks about the sacrifices made by American soldiers to uphold the freedom of the country. Slates indicate quotes from President Harding's speech, "We know not whence he came, but only that his death marks him with the everlasting glory of an American dying for his country....He may have been a native or an adopted son; that matters little, because the glorified the same loyalty, they sacrificed alike. He died for his country, and greater devotion has no man than this. He died unquestioning, uncomplaining, with faith in his heart and hope on his lips, that his country should triumph and its civilization survive." President Harding bestows the Congressional Medal of Honor on the Unknown Soldier, laying the medal upon the casket. United States and foreign military officers and dignitaries present pay tribute to the Unknown Soldier, including presentation of the Victoria Cross by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Beatty, on behalf of King George V of the United Kingdom.

Date: 1921, November 11
Duration: 4 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dignitaries including Ellis Loring Dresel gather for signing of the U.S.-German Peace Treaty of 1921 in Berlin.

View of Ellis Loring Dresel, United States commissioner to Germany and chargé d'affaires for the United States in Germany, seen standing beside a building in Berlin. Men gather for the signing of the United States peace treaty with Germany in Berlin, almost three years after the World War I armistice was signed. Mr. Dresel and two other diplomats enter a 1920's car parked on the street, as a small crowd stands by. The Treaty document is shown for the camera, bearing the signature of Ellis Loring Dresel.

Date: 1921, August 25
Duration: 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
King George V reviews honor guard and James Ramsay MacDonald forms his cabinet in the United Kingdom.

The government crashes in the United Kingdom. In Ballater, Scotland : King George V of the United Kingdom reviews honor guard. The King drives away in a car. In London, England : United Kingdom Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald with his Labour party members and leaders of the Conservatives liberals to form his cabinet.

Date: 1931, September 3
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
UK PM David George,British Union Leader Arthur Henderson and former UK PM Arthur Balfour at Downing Street in London,England.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Lloyd George arrives at Downing Street in London, England during World War I. United Kingdom Prime Minister David Lloyd George gets off from a car. People crowd on the street. British Union Leader Arthur Henderson gets off from a car. People stand in the background. Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Arthur James Balfour in a car. A man opens a door of the car. The former Prime Minister gets out from the car.

Date: 1918
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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