German attack on London at Christmas eve causes one of the greatest fire in history in Britain.
United Kingdom Date:1940, December Duration:4 min 44 sec Sound:Yes
Attack on London at Christmas eve of 1940 during Battle of Britain in World War II. British men and women work on machines continuing to manufacture armament and weapons in the war effort, despite German blitzkrieg (blitz) air attacks. British workers work on aircraft. Close view of aircraft wheel rising into place during manufacture. British choir of boys sings Chrismas carol in cathedral. A young British girl seated by a fireplace races to greet her father in uniform as he enters. People celebrate Christmas. Crowded underground tube platforms and transit trains going by. A British boy and two girl children decorate a Christmas tree. Vendors sell goods to citizens taking cover in the underground. Night blitz air attacks by Germany on London. Buildings set on fire causing one of the greatest fires in history. London Fire Brigade fighters spray water from fire hoses on the burning buildings. They pump water from the Thames river. People of London sleep and relax underground in tube system. British attack the German aircraft with ground artillery and anti-aircraft weapons.
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