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Prime Minister Winston Churchill dies in United Kingdom, January 24, 1965. Also scenes from his life during the 1940s-1960s.

The world mourns Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Scenes from the life of Winston Churchill. Churchill and his wife greet the Queen of England. People follow Churchill on a street of London during the 1940 Battle of Britain in World War 2, as he tours blitz damaged areas. Churchill crosses the Atlantic and is seen meeting U.S. President Roosevelt in 1941 to create the Atlantic Charter. A navy officer stands nearby. Churchill at the rails of a ship looks out into the sea. Churchill in a barge with other sailors. Winston Churchill on Victory in Europe Day, or "VE-Day" waving to crowds in London, together with King George VI and the royal family. Churchill in conference with U.S. General Eisenhower. Churchill on a stage. Churchill in a motorcade passes through Broadway on the streets of New York City during a parade. Churchill addresses the American Congress. Churchill walks with General Eisenhower on the lawn of the White House. Photographers click pictures. Exterior of 10 Downing Street as people cheer Churchill when he exits the house and appears for the gathered crowd, smoking a cigar and waving.

Date: 1965, January
Duration: 2 min 40 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 mobilize for national defense. Airplane and engine factories and manufacturing 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. New recruits 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. View of radio broadcaster Edward R. Murrow in studio as he is describing the "Blitz" from London. German He 111 bomber aircraft in flight during blitz bombing of London, England, United Kingdom. British antiaircraft guns firing. London citizens in underground bomb shelter. British Fire brigades directing water hoses on burning buildings. British warships at sea. U.S. Destroyers transferred to Britain. British Prime Minister Churchill assigning military base 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 representative Saburo Kurusu. Signing of Berlin Pact. London civilian citizens resting in underground air raid shelters, while the relentless bombing goes on. American Charles Lindbergh talks to an audience and says Britain is losing the war. Next scene shows Wendell Wilkie saying Britain will win the war. British people cleaning up after a blitz bombing run. Polls showing increased American support for Britain.

Date: 1942
Duration: 8 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Battle of Britain scenes: German planes bomb British shipping lanes and London, and Winston Churchill inspects the ruined city

Scenes of German aerial blitzkrieg attacks in United Kingdom during World War 2. The battle of Britain begins on August 8, 1940: British ships underway at sea. German warplanes in flight. The German aircraft drop bombs. Ships explode. Explosions and smoke rise. Anti aircraft guns are fired at German planes. German plane is shot down. Houses and buildings burn. Scenes of devastation in London in the months September through November of 1940 as German day and night blitz raids continues. Ruins and damaged buildings, cathedrals, and homes. British school children are evacuated in buses to outlying areas and other countries. British boys and girls are seen waving goodbye, loading into buses, and the children are then seen in transit out of the city for their safety. Blitzkrieg bombing damage scenes in England are shown. Firemen douse fire with water hoses. View of fires in London from Luftwaffe Blitz. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspects the ruined city and talks with workers and firemen. Views of London residents, smiling and cheering with spirit of triumph over evil during World War II.

Date: 1940, August 8
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The City of Paris, France, before and after the Nazi invasion of 1940, and America preparing for World War II

Views of Paris prior to World War II. The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile (Arch of Triumph). The Tuileries gardens (Jardins des Tuileries) with bed of tulips in full bloom in foreground. The Eiffel Tower (la tour Eiffel). The fountain of River Commerce and Navigation at the Place de la Concord, Paris, with the Madeleine church (L'église de la Madeleine) directly behind, the Hotel de Crillon,barely seen at left, and its twin building, the French Naval Ministry, opposite, on the Rue Royale. People strolling and shopping on the Boulevard Haussmann. Awning of Les Deux Magots café and patrons seated at tables outside, in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris. People relaxing in the Tuileries gardens, with Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and Musée du Louvre in background. An artist at work, seated at a bench in the foreground. The west facade of Notre Dame Cathedral. Parisians looking at posters, reading in parks, visiting bookstores. Sign directing visitors to the Congres des Ecrivains (Congress of Writers) held at Maison de la Mutualité conference center at 24 Rue Saint-Victor, 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.in June, 1935. Several writers seated at a table with others standing around. Closeup of three. Closeup of British writer, Aldous Huxley, wearing eyeglasses. Two writers conversing. Scene shifts to Paris at night. Traffic on streets. Illuminated sign at Moulin Rouge cinema, topped with illuminated arms of a windmill. Sign of nightclub, Le Rat Mort, in Place Pigalle. Interior of a Paris nightclub with sophisticated clientele. French entertainer playing a guitar. An official posting an announcement called "Counseil de Revision," calling for conscription (military draft recruitment) of citizens for military service. Parisians preparing defenses in the city, in front of the Eiffel Tower. Man deep in a trench preparing a shelter. Men carrying sandbags up a ladder to protect a national monument. Copy of the New York Times newspaper annnouncing the German attack on Poland. Copy of New York Daily News announcing fall of Holland. The New York World-Telegram paper announcing capitulation of France. German Panzer II tanks and motorcycle troops entering Paris. German infantry marching through the Arch of Triumph, on the Champs-Élysées. A Frenchman wiping his eyes as he watches the occupying troops. Hermann Goering with other officers riding in an open car along a Paris street. Closeup of Arch of Triumph. Adolf Hitler, accopanied by staff, looking at the Eiffel Tower. Nazi flag flying from the tower. Closeup of Hitler looking around. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in Academic garb, at the University of Virginia commencement ceremony, in Memorial Gymnasium, on June 10, 1940. (FDR's son Franklin Jr. was among the graduates assembled, from the UVA Law School). Roosevelt expresses American sympathy and support for nations invaded by the Nazis. American street scene. Women preparing gifts intended for France. A poster showing a French soldier, entitled: "Le Paquet Au Front." American draftees in training at an army post in the U.S. Smoke billowing from American industrial facilities. Workers at an American shipyard. View of warships under construction at the yard. A Huge gun barrel being moved on special rail dollies, in a U.S. arms factory. U.S. Navy F4U Corsair Production Line during World War II. M3 Lee medium tanks being manufactured in U.S. factory. Closeup of finished one being transported via transverse crane. M4 Sherman tanks moving on flat rail cars. A speeding steam locomotive pulling freight cars. Martin PBM-5 Mariner in flight over an Atlantic convoy carrying war materiel to the United Kingdom. Sailor wearing headset, standing near depth charges at stern of a ship. British Naval Ensign flying from mast of a ship.

Date: 1940
Duration: 6 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Meeting of United Nations Security Council at Lake Success, New York.

Officials and visitors seen in audience, during meeting of United Nations Security Council, at Lake Success, New York (During timeframe that large UN General Assembly had been meeting at Flushing Meadows, New York.) Camera men record event from booth above meeting hall. Close up view of camera man operating motion picture camera in recording booth. Andrei Gromyko of the Soviet Union sits next to Polish delegate, Ludwik Rajchman. Press photographers take pictures of people in the audience, including two fashionable women in 1940s fashions including fur coats. Joao Carlos Muniz, of Brazil, is seen with bandages on his face. He chats with Australian delegate, Herbert Vere Evatt. USA delegate, Edward Stettinius is seen, next to Sir Alexander Cadogan of the United Kingdom.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
England and France delcare war on Germany; German troops conquer Denmark and Norway during World War II

World War 2. Britain (United Kingdom) 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
 
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