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Polish soldiers stand and sing in chorus in a classroom at a secret school in London, England, during World War II.

World War 2 Project Eagle by the United States Office of Strategic Services. A Secret School to train Polish soldiers, in London, England. Students stand and sing in chorus in a classroom. An officer sings along with them. The flags of the United States and the United Kingdom on a flag pole. A crucifix placed on a wall.

Date: 1942
Duration: 57 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
 
 
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
 
 
U.S. Army Air Forces repair and re-fly a battle-damaged B-17 after an emergency forced landing in World War II

Film opens showing a large formation of U.S. Army Air Forces B-17 bombers flying high overhead as they return to bases in the United Kingdom, during World War 2. Closeup of one plane shows Triangle tail code of the 97th Bombardment Group, and tail number 42-23383. View looking past tail tunner turret towards numerous aircraft in a formation. Scene shifts to view from a B-17 of black flak clouds from German anti-aircraft guns. A B-17 in flight with flak damage to a wing, and another with a destroyed left tail stabilizer and elevator. Closeup of feathered right inboard engine on a B-17 in flight. More views from behind the formation, and looking straight up at passing B -17s overhead. View looking down at a B-17 approaching for landing. Closeup of both right engines feathered on a B-17 in flight. (Narrator states an aircraft named "Stella" had three engines inoperative and was unable to reach the field to land.) Army Air Forces controllers communicating by radio with crews of aircraft. View from ground of the B-17 ("Stella") coming in for a crash landing in an oat field, with landing gear not extended. Closeup from cockpit, of number 3 engine running and number4 feathered. View from inside the aircraft as it crash lands. View of it in the field. It displays tail number 42-5910 and a "G" tail code in a white triangle, identifying it as belonging to the 40th Bombardment Wing, 305th Bomb Group at RAF Grafton Underwood Trucks are seen carrying mechanics and technicians to the crash landing site. Next, the B-17 is seen surrounded by repair crews. It is sitting in a cleared area and its landing gear is intact. Closeup of the aircraft's flak torn fuselage. A severely damaged gun turret on the ground next to the aircraft. Section of cockpit sitting on the ground. Views of mechanics working in their portable shops as they make repairs to the B-17 aircraft. Machinist running a lathe in one of the portable shops.View from ground of the mechanics at work on the aircraft's engines, as engineers employ earth-moving equipment in the background to create a temporary runway to facilitate takeoff. Closeups of the earth-moving equipment at work. More closeups of mechanics working to restore the aircraft. Some work on an engine suspended from an A-Frame. Closeup of two mechanics, one of whom displays images of a Lockheed P-38 lightning fighter aircraft and a B-26 Marauder aircraft on his jacket. More views of eath-moving operations. Closeup of a mechanic being moved by crane as he guides a propeller into place on the B-17. Closeups of mechanics affixing propellers on the plane. View of engineers employing surveying instruments as they ready the emergency strip for the B-17's takeoff. Closeup of the aircraft ("Stella") surrounded by seated mechanics, as she is about ready to fly again. View from behind spectators, including local English people, as the aircraft engines start. The repaired B-17 taxis onto the improvised air strip, and raising lots of dust as she takes off. Glimpse of local people waving as the aircraft becomes airborne.

Date: 1942
Duration: 3 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
French civilians walk and German army vehicles on roads of German-occupied Paris, France during World War II.

Scenes of French civilians and German army vehicles on street in Paris, France during the Nazi occupation. The French, American and the United Kingdom flags flutter from a pole high over a building. French civilians read notices and walk in a street. Men ride bicycles. A board on a building reads 'Deutsches Soldatenkino' meaning "German Soldier's Cinema". The German flags on a building. Army trucks drive past on a road.

Date: 1942, September
Duration: 1 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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