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Fireworks in Red Square. Tehran, Iran, conference in 1943. Potsdam conference, 1945.

A crowd enjoys fireworks in Red Square, Moscow, Soviet Union, at night. Past events show Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom in Tehran, Iran for the Tehran Conference of 1943. U.S. President Harry S. Truman in Germany during the Potsdam Conference of 1945. The Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Soviet Union. Soviet people along a street in Moscow. Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union, Vyacheslav Molotov with others applauding at the Bolshoi theater, in Moscow. Anti-soviet disorders. Street cars being overturned. (Hungary?).

Date: 1945
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American offensive campaigns in Europe and Pacific Theater during World War 2

Fall of Benito Mussolini in Italy. Mussolini seen speaking to a crowd and shaking his fist. Sicily surrenders to Allied troops during World War II. German soldiers holding white surrender flags march forward. Civilians in Italy cheer the arrival of smiling American soldiers. Scene changes to American B-25 bomber aircraft dropping bombs over Japanese positions in Pacific Theater. Close view of bombardier calibrating position and bombs away from bomb bay doors toward Japanese-held targets. Gun camera footage of Allied aircraft attacking Nazi German Wolfpack submarines in the Atlantic Ocean. Allied aircraft, including B-25 bombers, bombing German industry and cities during a night raid. In England, United Kingdom, church service is held open to the sky in the ruins of bombed out Coventry Cathedral, which had been destroyed by German Luftwaffe blitz bombing of Britain. Clergy, robed choir members, and British parishioners seen at the enthronement service of Bishop of Coventry Neville Gorton in 1943, enclosed only by the exterior walls of St. Michaels, Coventry Cathedral.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Kingdom of Italy aircraft and crews surrender to Americans at Catania Air Base in Sicily, Italy, during World War II.

Italian aircraft and crews surrender to Americans at Catania Air Base, in Sicily, during World War 2, under terms of the Armistice of Cassibile , signed on September 3, 1943 and publicly announced on September 8th by U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, on Radio Algiers. Under its terms, the Kingdom of Italy ceased hostilities against the Allies and Kingdom forces were to surrender to the Allies. An Italian SIAI-Marchetti SM79 ("Sparviero") Torpedo-Bomber is seen in flight over water, as viewed from another airplane. It carries the number 1NS-20. View of Catania Air Base, with U.S. B-25 Mitchel bomber, of the 340th Bombardment Group, landing, in background. The Italian SM79 is seen taxiing to the ramp, after landing at the Base. A Italian crew man opens the door and an officer exits using the aircraft ladder. He is followed by Giulio Cesare Graziani, torpedo bomber ace and winner of the Italian Gold Medal of Military Valor. (He is framed at 1:12.) Another officer also exits and the three shake hands with U.S. 9th Army Air Force officers on the ground. The Italian officers present some documents and discuss them with the U.S. officers. The officers from both countries gather around the Italian seal, of the kingdom of Italy, on the tail of the plane and discuss it. The officers turn to watch another Italian SM79 land, taxi in, and park. Italian fliers exit this airplane and walk across the ramp to join the others, with whom they exchange salutes, and shake hands.

Date: 1943, September 14
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Enlisted aircrew relax in lounge, after a mission, in United Kingdom.

American enlisted aircrew relax with coffee and cigarettes in United Kingdom, during World War II, before or after an operation. Most of the U.S. Army Air Force bomber crew members are wearing "Mae Wests" life preserver personal flotation devices. One wears headset pushed back on his head. A Staff Sergeant sits at head of table wearing a white scarf and flight goggles, pushed back on his head. One of the group displays a rabbit's foot. Several smoke cigarettes.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British sailors taught to deal with the enemy kicking or attacking from behind at a training program in United Kingdom.

A training program for the sailors of British Navy teaches them methods of hand to hand combat attack and counterattack. A British Navy officer and other sailors. Two sailors demonstrate the methods. The sailor who poses as the opponent moves forward with a weapon in his hand. The other sailor protects himself with the edge of his arm and delivers a punch in the tummy. The two sailors demonstrate what to do when enemy comes forward to kick. Both sailors move towards each other. The opponent raises his leg to kick. The sailor holds it, sweeps it and causes the opponent to fall on the ground. The sailor hits at the shin of the enemy with his boots. The two sailors move towards each other and both roll on the ground. The other sailors look. The two sailors show how to protect one self when the enemy attacks from behind. The sailor stands with a gun. The opponent comes from behind and grabs the sailor. The sailor jerks back his head and uses his left leg to protect himself. The opponent comes from behind and grabs the sailor with his forearm. The sailor grabs his arm with both his hands, kneels down and hauls him over. The opponent attacks the sailor from behind and grabs his neck with his hands. The sailor holds the hands of the enemy and hauls him over. (World War II period).

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British Navy training program teaches sailors the methods to control a prisoner, United Kingdom.

A training program for the sailors of British Navy demonstrates how to tie up a prisoner. Two sailors demonstrate the method. The sailor who poses as the opponent lies face down on the ground. Using a cord the other sailor secures the thumbs at the back, one at a time. The sailor bends the right leg of the opponent and places the ankle of this leg behind the knee of the left leg. Then he lifts the left leg up and secures this leg and the thumbs together. A Navy officer. Other sailors and officers look carefully. The sailor ties the wrists one at a time and secures them to the legs after arranging the legs as done earlier. He passes the rope around the opponent's neck. The opponent all tied up on the ground. The sailor turns the opponent face down on the ground and sits on his back facing towards the opponent's legs. He arranges the leg as done earlier, lifts the left leg and pulls at it. (World War II period).

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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