German invasion of Poland triggers British mobilization for World War II
England Date:1939 Duration:1 min 55 sec Sound:Yes
Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Britain sits pensively at his desk. Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine, walking together in London. King George VI stepping from a car and entering 10 Downing Street. British civilians marching casually wearing steel army helmets. A man volunteering for the Army. New recruits being issued uniforms. Others, in civilian clothes, learning to drill with rifles and then marching away from a village. Recruits in bayonet practice. Winston Churchill speaking about the tragedy brought upon Europe by Hitler. Aerial views of the destruction of Poland by Hitler's forces. Polish victims of German bombardment. A boy and women mourning over the dead. A child being held near a bonfire to warm her. Children rescuing a few posessions from a destroyed home. Parents carrying children. Women in mourning.
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