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Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed between Germany, Italy and Japan; Nazi German invasion attacks in Yugoslavia, Russia, England

Nazi crimes against the nations of the world during World War II. View of the Peace Treaty between Germany and Yugoslavia which was signed on 1st June, 1939. The treaty breached on 6th April 1941, Germany launched a massive attack on Yugoslavia. German troops attack and advance. A map shows that most of the Europe was in the hands of Germany by 1941. View of September 27, 1940 signing ceremonies in Berlin of the Tripartite (Axis) Pact between Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan. Hitler and axis leaders shake hands and pose at pact signing table. Joachim von Ribbentrop signing the Axis Pact. Scene of German tank treads close-up rolling over battlefield and wider view of German armor and troops in June 1941 invading Russia, in violation of their non-agression pact. Nazi forces enter Russian territory. Wehrmacht forces setup and fire artillery at Russia. German rocket launchers fire rockets at Russian targets. Ground and aerial views of formations of German Luftwaffe aircraft on bombing runs. Between August-September 1941, Luftwaffe conducts blitzkrieg raids (blitz) on Great Britain. View of British landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral dome and Tower Bridge. Aerial views as Luftwaffe fighter aircraft roll and dive toward targets. British spotlights and search lights on the ground sweeping and catching German aircraft in their light beams. British anti aircraft batteries open fire on German planes over England. Alternating views of German plane point of view bombing England with bright flashes of light and explosions on the ground, and British anti-aircraft fire filling the air. Ground views in England, United Kingdom of buildings on fire from London blitz bombing, and British fire fighters moving to deploy fire hoses and extinguish fires. Flaming buildings collapse from bombs and fire. Whole blocks of buildings on fire. Scene change to December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. U.S. Navy ships bombed and on fire in Pearl Harbor.

Date: 1941
Duration: 4 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Prime Minister Winston Churchill and United States Ambassador Winant sign the Epochal treaty in London, United Kingdom.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill and United States Ambassador Winant in London, United Kingdom. They sign the Epochal treaty leasing Air and Naval bases to the United States in return for the fifty Destroyers. Men stand and watch the dignitaries signing the treaty.

Date: 1941, April 8
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British soldiers embarking gangplank at a dock in United Kingdom.

British soldiers embarking a gangplank at a dock in United Kingdom. Soldiers carry duffel bags

Date: 1941
Duration: 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American Curtiss P-40 fighter planes are being readied for shipment to United Kingdom

Shows P-40C’s in production at Curtiss plant in Buffalo, NY (2303 Kenmore Avenue), getting readied for shipment to United Kingdom as a part of Lend-Lease program. Aircraft workers working in Curtiss plant. P-40 fighter plane taxiing and planes in flight line at Curtiss facilities at the Buffalo Airport.

Date: 1941
Duration: 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Prime Minister Churchill visits Bristol England during the Blitz in 1941

Crowds cheer British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during his visit to Bristol, England, during the Blitz. He is greeted by Nurses and staff in the courtyard of a hospital. Accompanied by Lord Mayor of Bristol, Alderman Thomas Underwood, he inspects a contingent of Home Guard. Churchill removes his hat and waves it. He then walks rapidly across a square followed by his entourage. The lord Mayor points out a set of three photographs held by a man. (These are not distinguishable). Churchill's daughter Sarah and her mother, Lady Churchill, are right behind him. Closeup of American Ambassador to the Court of St. James, John Gilbert Winant, who is part of the Prime Minister's party. Citizens wave as Churchill and the Lord Mayor sit high in the back of an open car driving along the street. Bomb damaged buildings in background from German aerial blitakrieg attack. Closeup from moving car of enthusiastic young women cheering the Prime Minister. Churchill walking down a city street surrounded by crowds, holds his hat high above, balancing it on his walking stick. View from car approaching women in middle of the street, waving British flags. Winston Churchill, surrounded by well-wishers, walking rapidly along a sidewalk with cigar in his mouth. He removes his hat and waves it. Many spectators waving (most are women). One shakes his hand as he speeds past her. Workers standing near scaffolding, set up to repair a building, pause to wave at the Prime Minister. Churchill with cigar in mouth and hat raised, is caught in a crush of well-wishers,

Date: 1941, April 14
Duration: 1 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Joseph Kennedy defends speaking candidly of U.K.'s wartime situation during his tenure as Ambassador to Britain

Former U.S. Ambassador to UK, Joseph Kennedy, records a speech in Washington D.C., United States during World War II. He speaks about candidly reporting on the situation of United Kingdom while he was Ambassador to UK.

Date: 1941
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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