German forces attacking and working to intimidate Britain during World War II. Blitz scenes from various cities in England.
United Kingdom Date:1941 Duration:4 min 27 sec Sound:Yes
Rubble and smoke rising after German Luftwaffe blitz attack in London, with St. Pauls Cathedral visible in the background behind the smoke. German submarines positioned off the British coast. Luftwaffe aircraft flying over the English Channel bound for bombing runs over England. Radio towers seen, and audio of Lord Haw-Haw (from German propaganda radio program "Germany Calling") making statements about the strength and force of the blitzkrieg (blitz) over England. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill greeting military officials and reviewing citizens recruited for military service. Various British ships in the English Channel. German Luftwaffe aircraft bombing and firing upon British ships and British ports. Explosions and sinking ships. Much nighttime footage of the blitz over London, with burning buildings, wreckage, firefighters working to extinguish the flames. Smoke, fire, and rubble from the blitzkrieg of London. Scenes of British citizens in the underground transit system tunnels, taking cover. A family evacuated from the streets above is seen resting beneath the "Picadilly Circus" underground tube station sign. A subway train arriving at the packed ramp. Women and children living underground during the raids. Women washing clothes and children in washtubs in the underground stations. In the city of Plymouth, day scenes of workers clearing rubble from the blitz. Citizens gathered around a sign posted bearing the names of the dead from the attacks. Scenes of blitz devastation in Coventry, including Coventry Cathedral. Workmen in British cities tearing down precarious, damaged buildings by day and cleaning up wreckage.
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