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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 troops advance and take prisoners in the European Theater during World War I.

German troops in the European Theater during World War I. German Kaiserine Hermine Reuss talks to medics and German officers in Berlin, Germany before a hospital train leaves for the war front. German units advance past a building towards the western front. Horse drawn carts loaded with supply boxes being pulled along. Allied prisoners march as German soldiers keep guard.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German SS (Schutzstaffel) troops destroy U.S. tanks and dig emplacements in the European Theater of World War II.

German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel visits the command post of German General Eugen Meidl in the European Theater of World War II. A map of the Western Front of France. German soldiers rest in troop carriers as Generals Rommel and Meidl confer. German infantry, supported by artillery and armor, enters villages. German SS (Schutzstaffel) troops destroy U.S. tanks and dig emplacements. A U.S. airplane is downed by antiaircraft fire. Explosions on a field. German artillery and rockets detonate an Allied munitions store.

Date: 1944
Duration: 6 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American Undersecretary of War speaks to difficulties facing Allies in confronting Germany and Japan in World War II

Undersecretary of War, Robert Porter Patterson, Sr. speaks about a report from the General staff outlining the needs for combating Germany and Japan in World War 2. He cites Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, as an example of what will be needed. He continues to narrate in the background as an animated map appears showing the buildup of supplies and Allied forces in North Africa; Allied air forces flying 60 thousand sorties over Sicily and, the direct amphibious assault using 3,200 vessels. Map also depicts opposing forces of 12 (“unwilling”) Italian Divisions and 3-1/2 German Divisions. View of Allied troops carrying some of their 31 thousand casualties on stretchers from field ambulances. Allied medics attending to the wounded. Some are seen lying on stretchers in a row on the ground near a wall. Interior of a field hospital where surgeons and other medical personnel treat the wounded. Animated map shifts to Europe with Germany at its center, showing , in contrast to Sicily that was only an “outpost,”, the heavily fortified perimeter of Axis controlled areas; the axis industrial might; and the disposition of 300 German Divisions (mostly on the Eastern front) defending the region. Next, the map illustrates Japan’s defended regions in the Pacific Image returns to Undersecretary Patterson i n his office, speaking of the Allied offensives planned for next year (1944), and emphasizing their challenge and difficulty. Scene shifts to General Jonathan Wainwright and his garrison at Corregidor, in the Philippines, surrendering to Japanese forces in 1941. Japanese military camera pans over the Americans being taken prisoner. Other Americans and Filipinos are seen being marched together under guard. Scene shifts to classic views of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. View of Japanese soldiers executing two Chinese civilians in 1937. Dangling bodies of persons hung by Nazis during Operation Barbarossa in Russia, in 1941 A Russian soldier comforts a little girl as he escorts her across a snowy landscape. Time bomb left by German forces retreating from Naples, Italy, in 1943, blows up a Post office building . Views of damage to building and bodies of victims. American Military Police assisting a victim. American soldiers carrying an injured civilian on a litter. Scene shifts to British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, Soviet Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, and U.S. Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, entering a hall in the Spiridonovka Palace, during the 1943 Moscow Conference in Russia. Close-up of the American, Soviet, and British flags on a table. View of many delegates seated around the table. Close-up of Molotov, Eden, and Hull signing conference document.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German troops attacking American troops and tanks on the Western Front.

Battle between American and German troops on the Western Front during World War II. German SS General Sepp Dietrich confers with officers at the front line. German troops on bicycles are given newspapers which point to Eisenhower campaign. Sign in German, "feindeinsicht wirble keinen staub auf sonst kriegst du eins aufs dach draue" warns of keeping dust down to avoid detection by enemy. Soldiers marching on the battlefield. German troops move through woods, fire rocket launchers, flame throwers and hand grenades during an attack on American tanks after signal from officer firing signal flare. German soldier camouflages helmet with a fern branch. Smoke rises from firing and bombardment on the battlefield. American tanks passing through an opening in a wooded sector. German troops engage in a battle and knock out several American Sherman tanks firing Panzerschreck and deploying a Goliath tracked mine, or beetle tank. U.S. prisoners are taken by the Germans. View of captured U.S. prisoners. Some prisoners cover their faces.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
French General Joseph Joffre reviews Russian troops on the Western Front during World War I.

Russian troops on the Western Front during World War I. Russian soldiers march along a field on the front. The soldiers march and pass in a review. French General Joseph Joffre reviews Russian troops.

Date: 1916
Duration: 1 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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