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Soviet Union Commanders in Chief at the front with Russian troops.

Commander in Chief of North-West Forces, Kliment Voroshilov meets with Russian soldiers in fields. Russian tanks advance and Commander in Chief of Western Front, Semyon Timoshenko at the front with troops. Commander in Chief of South-West Forces Budenney discusses with Russian officers.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Newsreel restrospective produced following the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR).

Opening scene shows the White House in Washington, DC. Scene shifts to President Roosevelt seated, ready to address the Nation by radio. View of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. FDR with his entire family posing, in front of the family home "Springwood" at Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt, when Governor of New York, seen in a sail boat, in 1929. FDR in his car at his Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia. He is speaking with a man associated with the Institute, who then greets several polio victims in wheel chairs there. Crowds celebrating Roosevelt's election, in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, in 1932. Roosevelt, at the Democratic Headquarters at the Biltmore Hotel on November 8, 1932. He is standing, supported by his son James, as he remarks: "It looks my friends like a real landslide this time." Aerial view of the U.S. Capitol. FDR taking the oath of office on March 4, 1933. A man looking at stock market ticker tape. A group of people raising a National Recovery Administration member flag. Glimpse of "Springwood" and then view of President Roosevelt sitting next to his mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. Next, as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt sit in the garden, their grandchildren, Anna Eleanor Dall ("Sistie") and Curtis Roosevelt Dall ("Buzzie") come past riding horses, with granddaughter Sara, behind them on a pony. FDR pets the pony and talks with Sara. FDR being nominated for a second term as President, in the 1936 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Roosevelt, riding in an inaugural motorcade as he begins an unprecedented 4th term as President in 1941. Glimpse of President and Mrs. Roosevelt in an open car. West point cadets marching in the inaugural parade. Military trucks towing artillery pieces in the parade. President Roosevelt speaking at the dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association at the Willard hotel in Washington, DC, March 15, 1941. He extols the virtues of Winston Churchill and the British people. And he promises that America will supply them with the war materiel they need (This is known as the Lend Lease Speech.)

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Part of a Labor Department documentary. Montage of World War II scenes from start to finish,including American home front.

Opening scene shows Adolf Hitler reviewing German troops on parade. German paratroopers jumping from Junkers Ju-52 aircraft. View from the ground of paratroopers descending from three Ju-52s. The Japanese attack on Pearl harbor, December 7, 1941. Heavy smoke rising from the listing USS Arizona after she is hit by bombs. Newspaper headline reading "Pearl Harbor Bombed!" American soldiers leaving Camp Stomeman, are seen assembled on a pier at the Pittsburg waterfront to board one of the ferries that would take them to Piers 15 and 45 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. A sign at pier reading:"Through these portals pass the best damned soldiers in the West." Glimpses of soldiers firing howitzers in World War 2. Glimpses of the civilians supporting the war effort. Auto workers walking near a war plant during shift change. A new army truck leaves a factory. Workers assembling the turret on a Sherman tank. Guns and turrets being manufactured. Factory floor filled with new pursuit airplanes. A B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off. Aerial view from bomber of its bombs exploding over enemy target below. freight trains carrying military supplies. Supplies being loaded aboard a ship for the U.S. and allies. The American battleship, USS New Mexico firing a gun, and firing guns from triple turrets. Workers assembling aircraft engines in a war plant. A woman at work in a plant. Gun camera images from warplane strafing a ground target. World War 2 Victory parade along 5th Avenue, New York City, in 1946. Washington Square triumphal arch in background. Various views of the parade. Laid off war plant workers looking for new jobs. Ship carrying returning soldiers back home. Disabled soldiers and sailors making their war to a Military Air Transport Service C-54 aircraft. More views of the disabled veterans.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The invasion of Poland, Dunkirk evacuation, Second Armistice, and London Blitz during World War II.

'50 Years of Cinematography' depicts the role of military and news cameramen during World War II. Germany starts the War. Invasion of Poland in 1939: German Nazi Luftwaffe bombers in flight over Warsaw. Explosions due to the bombardment. Burning and damaged buildings in the war torn city. Civilians amidst rubble and ruins. Soldiers and civilians look at corpses on a sidewalk. A woman with her child cries. A man walks on a street. Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940: Allied troops evacuated from the Dunkirk coast. Allied troops on ships. Smoke rises from a ship under German attack. Soldiers wade through the water towards waiting ships. Burning ships. The Second Armistice at Compiegne after the German victory in the Battle of France, 1940: German troops stand at attention. German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, President of the Reichstag Hermann Goering, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel and other German officers arrive at the venue. The leaders and officers walk past the soldiers at attention. Hitler gives the Nazi salute. The Blitz, London in 1940-1941: Bomb damaged buildings. Cars and pedestrians amidst ruins and rubble on the streets. A train over a collapsed wall. Civilians in a horse cart. A wrecked bus in a damaged building. Rescue workers among the rubble. Clouds over the city.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German forces move through Lithuania, during their surprise offensive on the Eastern Front, in World War II

Animated map showing Western boundaries of USSR and arrow depicting German thrust Eastward into Lithuania toward the city of Kovno (Kaunas). The attack commences with a heavy artillery bombardment. German artillery batteries are seen firing 15 cm sFH 18 howitzers. Shells burst in the background. A German soldier gives a hand signal and German Army vehicles move forward beginning with an SdKfz 251 half-track armored personnel carrier, towing a trailer; a staff car; motorcycles; and a Panzer II tank. Camera focuses on German armor moving on the road and across the fields, including Panzer II and Panzer I Ausf. A tanks. Tank commanders stand in their hatches and look through binoculars. Infantry move forward along a path beside a tank stuck in a deep ditch at the roadside. Infantry running across a field while Sound of machine gun fire is heard. Huge explosions are heard and smoke rises at the battle front ahead of a group of advancing German tanks. Several Soviet prisoners are marched to the rear under guard. They salute as they are brought before a German officer who issues orders to them and their guards. Closeups of individual Soviet prisoners shaking their heads and raising their hands. A half-track towing a field piece, passes in background. German soldiers aided by impressed local men, build a short section of corduroy road with logs, to facilitate movement of vehicles over a culvert. A German staff car rides over it, followed by a half-track tractor Sd.Kfz. 7, full of soldiers, and towing a 75mm infantry gun. It passes through remmants of barbed wire fence. Artillerymen manually set up a 105mm howitzer and begin firing it. Others in a battery seen firing. German troops fire an 8cm mortar. Gunners firing MG-34 heavy machine guns. Smoke rising from artillery strikes. German infantry on bicycles move along a path. Scenes of destruction as German forces begin entering outskirts of a town.. Fires burning everywhere

Date: 1941
Duration: 3 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Japanese rural scenes and images of modern Western-influenced buildings and fashions in Tokyo, Japan

Film begins with scenic views of mountainous Japan. A water wheel turns at river's edge. A mountain stream flowing. Views of rugged terrain, with ridges and valleys. White clouds above a valley in which a stream runs. The waters gradually increase as the stream joins with others to create rivers. View of high tension electric wires and an electric generating station at the side of a large dam. Electric trains seen in silhouette. View from a train passing large buildings and then view from the front as it traverses track along a wide rail complex, passing train stations and large buildings. A view of Tokyo University and its distinctive clock tower. Tokyo street scenes, in Ginza district, with street cars, bicyclists, pedestrians. Some women in latest Western fashions on sidewalks with other women in traditional kimonos. Western imaged dolls in a shop and Japanese women in Western fashions window shopping in shops carrying such fashions. Similar Western fashions for men. An automobile and building features that appear Western in design. People in a Western-style bar having cocktails.

Date: 1933
Duration: 2 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
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