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German attacks on European nations and the Soviet Union, in World War II

German attacks on other nations during World War 2. A sign reads 'Belgique' near a building. Germans in Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland and France. German soldiers on tanks and other military vehicles as they advance in blitzkrieg (lightning war). They advance through the Dutch farmlands. German Ju-52 planes fly in formation and drop paratroopers. The destruction of Rottterdam by heavy German bombardment. People bury their dead at cemetery.. French refugees leave their cities. Adolf Hitler looks at the Eiffel tower in Paris, with other German officials, during occupation of France. Aerial view of the city. German bombers attack London, England (the blitz). Shattered equipment on the ground and destroyed buildings in London, England. Hitler observes the German Western Wall defenses. The battle and Allied evacuation of Dunkirk. White cliffs of Dover Sea shore in view. Map depicts German positions. The Battle of Britain. British spitfire planes attack German bombers. Children being evacuated from London and Paris. Fires and aerial bombardment at night by German aircraft during blitzkrieg. Rubble being cleared by British. British men and women working in munitions and aircraft factories. Hitler and Goering with others in the railroad carriage where French authorities surrender at Compiegne in June, 1940. German forces attacking the Soviet Union, with tanks, infantry and warplanes, in Operation Barbarossa, on June 22, 1941.The mobilization of Soviet defense forces.

Date: 1941
Duration: 6 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
World tensions after World War II. The Baruch Plan. The Berlin Airlift. The Korean War. The Cold War.

Speaking before United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC) in its first meeting in June 1946, Bernard Baruch proposes international control of all atomic energy -- the so-called Baruch Plan. Low level aerial view of ruined post World War 2 European city. Goods including heavy equipment, locomotives, being loaded aboard ships to aid in the postwar recovery of Europe (The Marshall Plan). Workers in Western Europe making use of Marshall Plan materials to rebuild their national infrastructures. West European farmers restoring agriculture. View from overflying light airplane of parts of postwar Berlin in 1948. Blocked roads and empty railroad tracks leading from East Germany to West Germany, blocked by the Soviet Union. Barge traffic at standstill due to Soviet actions. U.S. C-54 transport aircraft flying supplies into West Berlin (The Berlin Airlift) during the Soviet blockade of that city. West Berliners watching U.S. transport aircraft bringing fuel, food and other essentials into the isolated city. A C-54 flying low over empty railroad lines, as it prepares to land in West Berlin. Supplies offloaded from a DC-3 ( AKA C-47 or British Dakota) equipped with unusual set of rear cargo doors. Supplies being moved on Tegel Airport with many C-54 aircraft in the background. Numerous C-47 aircraft operating at Tempelhof airdrome. An East German official opening a barricade as Soviet blockade of West Berlin ends on May 12, 1949, and supply trucks begin to move over roads again. Flags of Western nations flying on high flagpoles. Glimpse of Allied warships underway during World War 2. Formation of P-38 Lightning aircraft in flight overhead. NATO troops marching and NATO armor on parade. Flashes of heavy artillery firing at night. Korean refugees moving South in 1950 with the outbreak of the Korean War. View of UN Security Council meeting in the absence of Soviet representative. U.S. tanks firing guns and American infantrymen in conflict with North Korea in Korean War. American wounded on stretchers.

Date: 1967
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German Stuka dive bombers are loaded and they drop bombs on woods and an industrial areas of Western Europe.

German Stuka dive bombers shell an industrial area and woods of Western Europe. Ground crew unloads bombs from a truck and carries them to a plane. They fill and load 1000 pound bombs on the plane. A pilot boards the plane. He is given a motion picture camera. A squadron of Stukas takes off. Stukas in a night flight. The planes drop bombs and dive. The bombs explode in an industrial area and woods.

Date: 1940
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German Stuka dive bombers take off and bomb Western Europe.

German Stuka dive bombers shell Western Europe. The Stukas take off and in flight. They drop a series of bombs. Huge explosions. Troops on land.

Date: 1940
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German Stuka dive bombers bomb British Naval ships in the English Channel in Western Europe.

German Stuka dive bombers shell British Naval ships in the English Channel. Stukas drop bombs on British Naval ships and British spotters. British fire pompom guns. The bombs hit water close to the ships and aircraft carriers. The bombs are released from the plane and drop towards the sea. They explode near a ship which swerves to avoid them. Waves of Stuka fly high in the sky. A pilot in a cockpit. An aerial view of a plane dropping a series of bombs. Huge explosions as a bomb hits a wooden bridge.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German Heinkel bombers drop bombs on Western Europe.

German medium Heinkel bombers in flight. Heinkels drop bombs. Machine gunners fire. A series of bombs are dropped. Smoke rises due to explosions.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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