German coastal guns at English Channel. Bomb damage in German town. Germany Navy in Norway. World War II
Western Front Date:1941 Duration:5 min 4 sec Sound:Yes
German Kriegsmarine Grand Admiral Erich Raeder inspects coastal artillery units along the English Channel during World War 2. He arrives and is greeted by German Naval officers. They study maps on a table. He inspects the guns. A coastal gun raises its barrel, while under a camouglage net. Scene shifts to residents of a German town that had been struck by British RAF bombers. Local residents work to clear up the rubble. Views of bomb-damaged homes, with entire front walls missing. View of damaged kitchen in an apartment. Teams of men working to clear rubble. German children fill a town square to watch the demolition of an unsafe structure. Sign with skull and crossbones next to an unexploded bomb, warning that it is a dud and life threatening. German workers pouring concrete for an airfield. Scene shifts to Kriegsmarine activity in Norway. View of a fjord, and then to many German float planes in a bay near a city. German warships come under attack by British warplanes. German ships antiaircraft guns are brought to bear. German Focke Wulf FW-190 aircraft scrambled to engage the British. Views from German aircraft in flight over the area. Snow covered mountains. View from German ships in the North Atlantic. The German battleship, Gneisenau, underway. Formation of German warships underway. Two German U-boats moving on the surface. A motor torpedo boat. German Stuka, Junkers JU-87 dive bombers, in formation flight. Motor torpedo boat dropping depth charge.
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