The use of RADAR by Allied forces throughout World War 2
United Kingdom Date:1944 Duration:5 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
Air raid sirens sounding in London, England,1940. Air raid warden helps people to shelters. German He 111 bombers in formation overhead. Woman scoops up child. British gunners man a 3.7 inch antiaircraft gun. Farmer rides horse-drawn plow. RAF airman rings alert bell that reads: "Don't come and tell.Ring this like hell." RAF pilots scramble to their Spitfire fighter planes and take to the air from a British airbase or aerodrome. German He 111 bombers being intercepted.Wreckage of German bombers. Evening views of London.Prime Minister Winston Churchill contributing to a war drive and receiving a pin from a woman.He doffs his hat. Technician using a slide rule. Rudimentary radar antenna. A U.S. P-38 aircraft in flight. Animated diagrams explaining how radar works. U.S. Army radar operators at their screens. U.S. Army soldier operating antiaircraft radar in the field. Antiaircraft gun firing and downing an airplane.Artllerymen decorate gun barrel with symbols for enemy aircraft downed. A U.S. B-29 bomber in flight with bomb bays open. Bombardier with bomb sight having radar and optic options, using radar to sight target. Bombs falling from aircraft through clouds.A U.S. P-61 night fighter aircraft equipped with airborne radar. A C-47 transport aircraft flying in poor visibility makes a ground controlled approach and landing enabled by radar. A U.S. Navy F6F landing with radar help, on an aircraft carrier. A U.S. battleship. Sailors responding to battle stations at night. Radar antenna rotating on a U.S. warship. Naval guns firing at night. U.S. heavy cruisers bombarding a shoreline. A submarine underway submerged. Navy ship tracking enemy submarine. Destroyer firing depth charges. A PBY Catalina flying over a convoy of ships.
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