British books preserved in World War 2 by copying them to microfilm and storing them in United States Library of Congress.
Washington DC USA Date:1943 Duration:2 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
British books being preserved from destruction during World War 2. Images from May 13, 1933 when twenty five thousand books were burned by Nazis in Germany on orders from Hitler. The book-burning included many classics of literature. Aerial view of London buildings burning at night from Nazi blitz raid during Battle of Britain. Books and important records being preserved by British as they transfer them to film, with one page of each book recorded to one frame of film, so that an entire book can be captured on a small roll of film. View of books copied onto motion picture film one page at a time by a British man. View of U.S. military personnel reviewing motion picture film used to image letters sent to troops via V-mail during the war. Narrator states that the filming process followed by the British is similar to the American mail filming process.The films being looked at by a man. Men pack the films in boxes for shipment to the United States. Wooden boxes being lifted by ship crane for transport. Exterior street view of United States Library of Congress building where the films are being kept. Librarian checking and stamping each film on arrival. Film being viewed on a large microfilm viewer. The description of each film on cards placed in the library card catalog. View of the original preservation films being filed and stored in shelves in the basement of the Library of Congress.
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