Rescue operations after the Nazi air raids in London and use of an American radar in the European Theater during World War II.
European Theater Date:1944 Duration:2 min 1 sec Sound:Yes
The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in combat and war. Bomb damage due to German air raids (The Blitz) in Southern Counties of London during World War 2. Firemen and rescue workers try to douse the fire with water hoses. The rescue workers conduct operations amidst bomb damaged buildings and rubble. Severely damaged buildings. Rubble strewn all over the streets. A Food Flying Squad van makes its way on the streets. Food distributed from the van. A man walks amidst the rubble. Relief work in progress. Buckets of food and water lying at camps. People eat and drink. Londoners evacuate numerous areas. Evacuees walk across a bridge. The Big Ben in the background. Allied bombers in flight. Royal Air Force de Havilland Mosquitos track and shoot down enemy aircraft. The dogfights result in mid air explosions. Two soldiers operate a U.S. radar designed to direct antiaircraft fire in combat area. The radar tracks a target moving up to 600 miles an hour. The soldiers track down aerial targets, the gun directors make adjustments and the antiaircraft guns are fired. Enemy airplanes are hit and downed before they can reach the coastline. German V-1 rockets are tracked over England by radar and shot down. An aircraft is hit. It descends to the ground and explodes. France: An enemy plane is downed. The wreckage in a field. Soldiers and civilians near the wrecked aircraft.
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