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World War II (WW II) Tape #1
10/29/2010
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NVS0172 Subject: World War II (WW II) Tape #1 Source: BMT 01:00:00 BMT ISSUE 449 (1/10/38) PANAY SINKING (PARTIAL DUB) THE HISTORIC FILM DOCUMENT SHOT BY ERIC MAYELL. GRAPHIC STORY OF THE ILL-FATED US GUNBOAT HIT BY JAPANESE ARTILLERY. NANKING IS BOMBED AND CAPTURED BY THE ONRUSHING JAPANESE. WIDOW AND ORPHANS MOURN DEAD IN HEART-RENDERING SCENES.THE MASS EVACUATION FROM THE DOOMED CHINESE CAPITAL. THE PANAY, WITH REFUGEES ABOARD, SAILS FOR THE SAFETY ZONE. JAPANESE LAUNCH HALTS US GUNBOAT FOR QUESTIONING. WITHOUT WARNING, NIPPONESE PLANES RAIN BOMBS ON THE BOAT.AMERICANS MAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS TO FIGHT SKY ATTACK. ERIC MAYELL KEEPS SHOOTING AS THE SHIP IS SMASHED. WITH PANAY SINKING, ALL DASH DESPERATELY FOR SHORES. SURVIVORS HIDE IN THE REEDS FROM BOMBS AND MACHINE GUNS. THREE MERCHANT SHIPS, WITH REFUGEES GO UP IN FLAMES. ERIC MAYELL FILMS THE SINKING OF THE PANAY. WOUNDED AND SHOCKED BAND MAKES SLOW ESCAPE INLAND. SCENES SHOW: JAPANESEC FLAG, JAPANESE HORSE CAVALRY AND HORSE DRAWN ARTILLERY, JAPANESE INFANTRY MARCHING, BOMBING SCENES AND REFUGEES, HOUSE TO HOUSE FIGHTING, JAPANESE OFFICER LEADING A CHARGE INTO A BURNING BUILDING WITH SWORD RAISED, BURNING CITY, LONG PANAY SINKING SEQUENCES AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. 01:04:50 BMT ISSUE 515 (4/17/39) AT SAN DIEGO FORTY-NINE DESTROYERS ARE RE-FITTED AT SAN DIEGO, FORTY-NINE DESTROYERS ARE REFITTED, WITH GUNS AND TRIPLE TORPEDO TUBES. 01:05:27 (PARTIAL STORY OF A BRITISH RECRUITING DRIVE DUBBED IN ERROR.) 01:06:05 BMT ISSUE 516 (4/24/39) THE GRAF SPEE LEADS THE GERMAN FLEET UP THE ENGLISH CHANNEL (ALSO SHOWS TWO CRUISERS AND GOOD SCENES OF A SURFACED SUBMARINE). GENERAL AERIAL VIEWS OF THE GERMAN FLEET STEAMING UP THE ENGLISH CHANNEL ON THEIR WAY TO MANOEUVRES. SHOTS OF GERMAN SAILOR AND OFFICER. SIGNALLING. 01:07:16 BMT ISSUE 530A (8/3/39) MONGOLIAN WAR CONTINUES THE UNOFFICIAL WAR BETWEEN RUSSIA AND JAPAN CONTINUES. JAP PLANES TAKE THE AIR, ARTILLERY GOES INTO THE ACTION. FIELD ARTIULLERY, A BURNT-OUT TANK LIES IDLE, AND THE CREW IS INTERNED. 01:08:19 BMT ISSUE 531A (8/10/39) THE GIANT LINER MAURETANIA NOSES HER WAY UP THE THAMES AERIAL AND GROUND SHOTS. SHE IS PULLED INTO THE DOCK BY TUGS WHILE HER SKIPPER, CAPTAIN BROWN LOOKS ANXIOUSLY OVER THE SIDE. LATER HE CONGRATULATES EDWIN JONES, THE PILOT RESPONSIBLE. 01:09:48 (EXTRANEOUS MATERIAL DUBBED IN ERROR: "THE GIRL WHO DANCED WITH HITLER" / "MIRIAM VERNE" / "OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ" / "TOWN CRYER COMPETITION" / "GRASMERE SPORTS, SIR MALCOLM WORLD SPEED RECORD") 01:14:33 BMT ISSUE 533A (8/24/39) BOMBING OF CHUNGKING - THE WAR CAPITAL OF CHINA IS BOMBED BY THE JAPANESE CHUNGKING, THE WAR CAPITAL OF CHINA IS BOMBED FURIOUSLY BY THE JAPANESE, AND THE CITY IS IN FLAMES, AND A SCENE OF UTTER RUIN. SCENES SHOW FRENCH CHURCH COMPLETELY WRECKED AND BOMBED. NIGHT SHOTS FIRES BURNING. PLANE FALLS TO THE EARTH IN FLAMES. NO SHOTS OF THE ACTUAL BOMBING IN THE ABOVE. 01:15:22 BMT ISSUE 533A (8/24/39) RIBBENTROP FOR MOSCOW VON RIBBENTROP LEAVES BERLIN FOR MOSCOW IN CONNECTION WITH THE AMAZING RUSSO/GERMAN PACT. SCENES SHOW HIM TAKING OFF BY PRIVATE PLANE. 01:15:52 BMT ISSUE 533A (8/24/39) CABINET CONSIDERS NEW SITUATION THE CABINET MEETS TO DISCUSS THE GERMAN-SOVIET NON AGGRESSION PACT. DURING WEEK PRECEDING OUTBREAK OF HOSTILITIES. MR & MRS CHAMBERLAIN WALK THROUGH PARK. FOLLOWING ARRIVALS AT NO 10 DOWNING STREET: LORD HALIFAX, HORE BELISHA, KINGSLEY WOOD. CROWDS IN DOWNING STREET. DOORWAY OF NO 10 WITH POLICEMAN ON DUTY. KEYWORDS: NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN; EDWARD FREDERICK LINDLEY WOOD, 1ST EARL OF HALIFAX (LORD IRWIN); LESLIE HORE-BELISHA, BARON HORE-BELISHA; SIR KINGSLEY WOOD; PACTS AND TREATIES; GERMANY; SOVIET UNION; MRS ANNIE CHAMBERLAIN; 01:16:35 BMT ISSUE 538A (9/28/39) BELGIUM PREPARES BELGIAN MANOEUVRES, TAKES EVERY MILITARY PRECAUTION. GUNS ARE GOT INTO POSITION AND TROOPS TAKE UP THEIR WAR STATIONS. ANTI-TANK BARRICADES HAVE BEEN ERECTED AND SOLDIERS PATROL THE FORTS. 01:17:13 BMT ISSUE 540 (10/9/39) FRENCH ARMY ON WESTERN FRONT FRENCH TROOPS MAN THE MAGINOT LINE. (ALSO DIG TRENCHES, LAUNCH AN OBSERVATION BALLOON, AIR SHOTS OF ANTI TANK TEETH IN THE SIEGFRIED LINE, ARTILLERY BARRAGE.) FRENCH TROOPS MARCH UP AND DIG TRENCHES TO CONSOLIDATE THEIR POSITIONS. TROOPS LOOK OUT OVER THE RHINE OVER THE STRASBOURG BRIDGE INTO GERMANY. TANKS RUMBLE UP AND HEAVY ARTILLERY GOES INTO ACTION. ALSO USED WITH THIS STORY LIBRARY SCENES OF THE MAGINOT AND SIEGFRIED LINES. KEYWORDS: PHONEY WAR 01:20:58 BMT ISSUE 550 (12/18/39) GRAF VON SPEE AND HER GALLANT OPPONENTS THE GRAF SPEE IS DRIVEN BACK INTO MONTEVIDEO, AFTER BEING BADLY DAMAGED BY ACHILLES AND AJAX. AERIAL SHOTS OF THE ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE. SHOTS OF THE AJAX AND ACHILLES FIRING. OTHER NAVAL STOCK SHOTS. KEYWORDS; BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE; URUGUAY 01:21:33 BMT ISSUE 550 (12/18/39) FIRST FILM OF NAVAL ACTION IN THIS WAR ROYAL NAVY REPELS ENEMY PLANES (EXCLUSIVE TO MOVIETONE). - SOME OF THE PICTURES WERE TAKEN BY A NAVAL OFFICER ABOARD A DESTROYER. VARIOUS SHOTS TAKEN ABOARD A DESTROYER WHILE NAZI PLANES ARE ACTUALLY RAIDING THE FLEET. BOMBS DROP AROUND A CRUISERS (AURORA). 01:24:12 BMT ISSUE 551 (12/25/39) THE HAMMERING OF THE 'GRAF SPEE' FIRST PICTURES OF THE DOOMED BATTLESHIP AT MONTEVIDEO). VARIOUS SHOTS OF THE DAMAGED BATTLESHIP IN THE HARBOUR. THE DEAD ARE TAKEN ASHORE ANDBORNE THROUGH THE STREETS TO THEIR LAST RESTING PLACE. CAPTAIN LANGSDORFF IS PRESENT. KEYWORDS: BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE; URUGUAY; CAPTAIN HANS LANGSDORFF 01:27:08 BMT ISSUE 551A (12/28/39) FOREWORD TO 1940. POSTSCRIPT TO 1939 (PARTIAL DUB) HITLER, GERMANS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA - ANGLO-POLISH PACT - RIBBENTROP IN MOSCOW - CU BIG BEN AT 11 - NAZIS AT NUREMBERG (CHAMBERLAIN SPEAKING OVER) - POLAND - REFUGEES - HELSINKI - SIGNS FOR ARP - BEF IN FRANCE - ADOLF HITLER; JOACHIM VON RIBBENTROP; NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN; RUSSO-FINNISH WAR 1939-1940; FINLAND; SOVIET UNION; CIVIL DEFENCE (ALSO SHOWS JOSEPH STALIN, MARCHING STORM TROOPERS (SA), WARSHIPS BOMBARDING POLAND (? OR SCANDANAVIA), REFUGEES, HELSINKIE BLITZ, LONDON CIVILO DEFENSE, BEF (BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE BOARDING SHIP AND IN FRANCE.) 01:30:20 BMT ISSUE 552 (1/1/40) FINLAND FIGHTS (PARTIAL DUB) VIBORG REMAINS IN FINNISH HANDS DESPITE REPEATED BOMBARDMENTS FROM THE RUSSIANS. IN THE PETSAMO REGION THE FINNS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING A BRILLIANT GUERILLA WARFARE CAMPAIGN. NIGHT SHOTS OF SOLDIERS. SHOTS OF SOLDIERS SKIING ACROSS THE COUNTRYSIDE. SHOT OF SOLDIERS LYING IN THE SNOW WITH THEIR GUNS. CU OF SOLDIER. MR ERKKO SPEAKING. WE ARE ALREADY RECEIVING VERY MUCH SYMPATHY FROM THE WHOLE WORLD. 01:31:02 BMT ISSUE 552 (1/1/40) THE DOOM OF THE 'GRAF SPEE' / ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE SCUTTLED THE BATTLESHIP STEAMS OUT OF MONTEVIDEO WITH FLAG FLYING. CROWDS WATCHING ON QUAYSIDE. EXPLOSIONS OCCUR ON THE HORIZON. VARIOUS SHOTS FROM THE AIR AND SEA LEVEL OF THE GRAF SPEE BLAZING. ALSO SHOTS OF THE TANKER TACOMA WHICH IS REPUTED TO HAVE BEEN THE SPEE'S SUPPLY SHIP. KEYWORDS: BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE; URUGUAY 01:34:08 BMT ISSUE 532A (3/14/40) NO COMMENT SAYS MR SUMNER WELLES (WITH AMBASSADOR JOSEPH KENNEDY) AFTER VISITING ROME, BERLIN AND PARIS, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S FACT FINDER ARRIVES IN BRITAIN. MR WELLES ARRIVES BY PLANE AND IS GREETED BY MR KENNEDY AND SIR ALEXANDER CADOGAN. THEY DRIVE AWAY TO THE EMBASSY. LATER THEY DRIVE TO THE FOREIGN OFFICE AND FROM THERE TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE. AFTER THIS NO 10 IS VISITED. KEYWORDS: JOSEPH PATRICK KENNEDY 01:35:12 BMT ISSUE 586 (8/24/40) RAF FIGHTERS EVER ON THE ALERT OUR HURRICANE PILOTS ARE EVER ON THE ALERT TO TACKLE NAZI RAIDERS. HURRICANES LAND IN FORMATION. PILOTS SITTING AROUND READING. IN CHAIRS ETC., RELAXING. MEN PLAY FOOTBALL. PHONE RINGS .. ALARM .. PILOTS RUSH TO PLANES AND TAKE OFF. GUN CAMERA ACTION SHOTS - PLANES USED: HURRICANES AND SPITFIRES. SQUADRON MARKINGS: US/Z.X. ETC. (KEYWORDS BATTLE OF BRITAIN) 01:36:30 BMT ISSUE 586 (8/24/40) CONVOY ELUDES NAZI CHANNELLING SHELLING A CONVOY PASSING THROUGH THE STRAITS OF DOVER COMES UNDER FIRE FROM THE FRENCH COAST. THE NAVY PROTECTED THE SHIPS AT SEA AND HURRICANES REPELLING THE AERIAL ATTACK. THE CONVOY STEAMS BY WITH SHELLS BURSTING ALL AROUND. DESTROYERS LAY A SMOKE SCREEN AND SOME OF THE MERCHANTMEN ASSIST AND SMOKE FLARES ARE DROPPED ON THE WATER. THE SHELLING FAILS AND THEN GERMAN PLANES APPEAR. BOMBS DROP BUT A FORMATION OF HURRICANE FIGHTERS DRIVES THEM OFF. 01:39:52 BMT ISSUE 587 (9/2/40) ONE YEAR OF WAR (SYMPOSIUM) VARIOUS SHOTS OF NEW AND RE-EQUIPPED ARMY. MARCHING. SHOTS OF AIR FORCE. VARIOUS SHOTS OF NAVY. BATTLESHIPS IN LINE AHEAD. SHOT OF WINSTON CHURCHILL. EXTREMELY GOOD SHOTS OF HURRICANE FIGHTERS IN FORMATION IN THE CLOUDS. 01:41:03 BMT ISSUE 587A (9/5/40) HELLFIRE CORNER ACTIVITY: S.E. COAST AERIAL ACTIVITIES (HELLFIRE CORNER) THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN CONTINUES TO RAGE OVER DOVER AND THE SOUTH EAST COAST. MANY OF THE ENEMY PILOTS BALE OUT AND ARE TAKEN PRISONER. SHOTS OF GERMAN PLANE RETURNING TO FRENCH COAST DAMAGED, FINALLY FALLS INTO SEA IN HAZE.VARIOUS SHOTS OF SEAPLANES LOOKING FOR WRECKAGE AND PILOT. SHOT OF BALLOON IN FLAMES. SHOTS OF GERMAN PLANES IN HAZE AND FLYING VERY HIGH. HURRICANE FIGHTERS DRIVING OFF SEAPLANE AND RETURNING. THREE IMPORTANT SHOTS OF FRENCH COAST WHERE CONVOY WAS SHELLED. TWO PARACHUTES FALLING FROM SECRET WEAPON. MYSTERIOUS SPARKLING LIGHT ON FRENCH COAST. CLIFFS OF FRANCE. SHOT OF SUN APPEARING FROM CLOUDS. GERMAN PLANE SHOOTS DOWN 4 BARRAGE BALLOONS. 01:43:14 BMT ISSUE 588 (9/9/40) BLITZKRIEGS MAY COME BUT NAZIS WILL FALL - GERMANY MAKES MASSED AERIAL ATTACKS ON THE DEFENCES OF LONDON A SYMPOSIUM MADE FROM CARD 39664 & 39671. FORMATION OF GERMAN BOMBERS ARE SIGHTED, BRITISH FIGHTERS TAKE OFF AND JOIN ISSUE. SHOTS OF CRASHED NAZI PLANES, INCLUDING ONE ON FIRE. 01:44:56 BMT ISSUE 588 (9/9/40) 50 US DESTROYERS FOR OUR FLEET TRANSFER OF DESTROYERS. THE RECONDITIONED AMERICAN LEND LEASE DESTROYERS JOIN THE ROYAL NAVY. VARIOUS SHOTS OF US DESTROYERS TRANSFERRED TO GREAT BRITAIN FROM BASES IN AMERICA. VARIOUS SHOTS OF BRITISH DESTROYERS AT SPEED, PATROLLING CONVOYS ETC. ALSO SHOTS OF US DESTROYERS BEING FITTED OUT WITH NEW ARMAMENT. KEYWORDS: DEPTH CHARGES 01:45:35 BMT ISSUE 588 (9/9/40) TOO MANY DESTROYERS THE DESTROYER IS ESSENTIAL TO THE ROYAL NAVY IN ITS ROLE OF PROTECTION FOR THE LARGE SHIPS OF THE FLEET. ADMIRALTY ASSIGNMENT CONVOY ASSEMBLES. SHIPS OPEN FIRE AT SEA. WRECK - ON GOODWINS - BEFORE CONVOY DAYS. SCENES IN AN ESCORTING VESSEL. BALLOONS BEING TOWED. PASSING THE SOUTH FORELAND. EFFECT SHOTS - SHIPS. APPROACHING HOME - SCENE ON THE BRIDGE. DRESSING THE SHIP FOR ENTRY INTO PORT. 01:46:19 BMT ISSUE 588 (9/9/40) THEY TAKE OUR CONVOYS THROUGH POLISH DESTROYERS HAVE ALSO JOINED THE ROYAL NAVY AND FORM PART OF THE CONVOYS. POLISH DESTROYER BRINGS IN CONVOY SHOTS OF POLISH DESTROYER "BURZA" WITH VARIOUS SCENES ON BOARD. SHOTS OF AIRCRAFT PATROLLING ROUND THE CONVOY. SHOTS OF SHIPS IN CONVOY. SMOKE BOMB IS DROPPED BY AIRCRAFT TO INDICATE POSITION OF ENEMY SUBMARINE. DESTROYER APPROACHES THE SPOT AND DROPS DEPTH CHARGES - RESULTING IN A LONG TRAIL OF OIL. (THIS IS NOT A PUT UP SHOW BUT AN ACTUAL ATTACK). 01:47:46 BMT ISSUE 589A (9/19/40) SUPERB WORK OF CIVIL DEFENCE SERVICES - THE MEN OF AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE WORK LONG AND HARD IN COMBATING THE DAMAGE DONE BY NAZI RAIDS. BOMBS IN NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE AND OXFORD STREET. FIRE ENGINES RACE UP AND THE L.F.B. ASSISTED BY THE A.F.S. GET TO WORK ON THE TERRIFIC FIRE. WATER POURS DOWN THE STEPS OF NEARBY BUILDINGS. 01:48:44 BMT ISSUE 590 (9/23/40) THE STRAND TRAFFIC IN THE STRAND CARRIES ON DESPITE BOMB CRATERS, LONDON SIGN THAT READS, "HITLER WAS OUR LAST CUSTOMER." 01:49:12 BMT ISSUE 590A (9/26/40) BLUEJACKETS TAKE OVER US DESTROYERS THE BRITISH NAVY TAKES DELIVERY OF AMERICAN DESTROYERS. THE BRITISH SAILORS MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS TO THE PORT SIDE WHERE THEY MARCH ABOARD. THEY ARE SHOWN HOW TO USE THE GUNS AND EQUIPMENT BY AMERICAN SAILORS AND THEN THEY HOIST THE COMMISSIONING PENNANT, THE UNION JACK AND THE WHITE ENSIGN. VARIOUS SHOTS OF THE DESTROYERS UNDER WEIGH. KEYWORDS LEND LEASE 01:50:25 BMT ISSUE 592A (10/10/40) AMERICA CALLS UP SERVICE RESERVES ROOSEVELT AND DRAFT BILL SYMPOSIUM CONSCRIPTION HAS BEEN MADE LAW AND THE NATIONAL GUARD MOBILISED. NAVAL RESERVISTS ARE ALSO CALLED UP AS AMERICA LOOKS TO HER NAVAL DEFENCE. THE NATIONAL GUARD HAVE A MEDICAL AND RECEIVE THEIR UNIFORMS. BEFORE THIS THEY TAKE THE OATH. SHOTS AT FORT DIX WHERE THE CAMP IS PREPARED TO HOUSE THE RECRUITS. IN PORT, ABOARD A SHIP, CAPTAIN DONALD PATTERSON ADDRESSES NAVAL CADETS. AT THE SAN DIEGO NAVAL TRAINING CENTRE, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY KNOX REVIEWS A MARCH PAST. AT THE CAL-AERO ACADEMY, CADETS ARE INSPECTED BEFORE THEIR MACHINES. COLT WATER JACKETED MACHINE GUNS ARE MANUFACTURED AND TESTED. KEYWORDS: KNOX; FRANK 01:52:14 BMT ISSUE 600A (12/5/40) MYSTERY EXPLOSION AT US FACTORY - POWDER PLANT EXPLOSION AN EXPLOSIVES FACTORY IN NEW JERSEY IS BLOWN UP IN A MYSTERIOUS BLAST. (SABOTAGE ?) VARIOUS SHOTS OF THE WRECKAGE OF THE FACTORY IN NEW JERSEY. 01:52:56 BMT ISSUE 712 (1/25/43) MUSSOLINI'S PRIDE - TRIPOLI (PARTIAL DUB) BENITO MUSSOLINI WAVING A SWORD IN NORTH AFRICA (ALSO SHOTS OF GENERAL ARCHIBALD WAVEL AND BRITISH ARMORED CARS IN EGYPT.) CU MUSSOLINI POSING 01:54:00 BMT ISSUE 603A (12/26/40) REVIEW OF THE YEAR 1940 A LOOK BACK AT THE YEAR WHICH SAW THE INVASION OF THE LOW COUNTRIES AND THE EVACUATION AT DUNKIRK. THE BOMBING OF LONDON AND OTHER MAJOR CITIES AND THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN. CU STILL OF KING GEORGE VI - KING & QUEEN INSPECT BOMB DAMAGE AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE - THEIR MAJESTIES ON BOMB DAMAGE SITE - ARP REHEARSAL - FIREMAN - MAGINOT LINE - NAZI SOLDIERS IN DENMARK - NORWAY & WITHDRAWAL - MR CHAMBERLAIN ON DOORSTEP OF NO 10 - MRS CHAMBERLAIN AT HUSBAND'S FUNERAL - PRINCE BERNHARD WITH DUTCH TROOPS - QUEEN WILHELMINA ARRIVE IN BRITAIN - BRITISH SOLDIERS MOVING INTO BELGIUM - 01:56:33 (ABOVE STORY CONTINUED) DUNKIRK (DUNKERQUE) BEF EVACUATED - FRENCH GOVERNMENT MINISTER - INTERIOR PARLIAMENT AT VICHY - GENERAL DE GAULLE IN LONDON - HOME GUARD - TROOPS ON BEACH DEFENCES - CONVOY BOMBED IN CHANNEL - NAZI BOMBERS OVERHEAD - SPITFIRES & HURRICANES - RAF PILOTS & BATTLE OF BRITAIN - BOMB DAMAGE IN LONDON - K&Q SURROUNDED BY CROWD - COVENTRY - BRITISH BOMBERS - AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTION - CU LORD BEAVERBROOK - CU - PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT - US DESTROYERS GIVEN TO BRITAIN - SHOTS OF FLEET - FRENCH FLEET SUNK AT ORAN - CU MUSSOLINI - GREECE - CU ADMIRAL CUNNINGHAM - TARANTO - WESTERN DESERT - MINESWEEPING - CONVOYS - GRAF SPEE - ALTMARK - CU NELSON ON COLUMN - CUS WINSTON CHURCHILL. GOOD CU OF ROOSEVELT, NELSON'S COLUMN (OPTICALS). GOOD CU CHURCHILL, ADMIRAL CUNNINGHAM (FAMOUS SMILE), BEAVERBROOK. KING GEORGE VI IN NAVAL UNIFORM. GS OF BREN CARRIERS OVER DESERT, INTO CAMERA - TRACKS ETC. (KEYWORDS; KING GEORGE VI OF GREAT BRITAIN; QUEEN ELIZABETH, THE QUEEN MOTHER; AIR RAIDS NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN; MRS ANNIE CHAMBERLAIN; PRINCE BERNHARD OF THE NETHERLANDS, PRINCE ZUR LIPPEBIESTERFELD; QUEEN WILHELMINA OF THE NETHERLANDS; EVACUATION; CHARLES DE GAULLE; HOME FRONT; SPITFIRE FIGHTERS; WILLIAM MAXWELL AITKEN, 1ST BARON BEAVERBROOK; FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT; ALGERIA; MUSSOLINI, BENITO (IL DUCE ANDREW BROWNE CUNNINGHAM, 1ST VISCOUNT CUNNINGHAM OF HYNDHOPE; SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL; KING LEOPOLD III OF THE BELGIANS HURRICANE FIGHTERS) 02:03:23 BMT ISSUE 616 (3/24/41) AMERICAN EAGLES GO INTO ACTION THE EAGLE AIR SQUADRON IS AMERICAN VOLUNTEERS GOES INTO ACTION, FLYING HURRICANE FIGHTERS. VARIOUS SHOTS OF THE MEN WHO ARE ALL AMERICAN. THEY GO TO THEIR HURRICANES AND TAKE OFF. FORMATION SHOTS.SPEECH BY OFFICER ABOUT THE PART THE EAGLE SQUADRON ARE TAKING IN THE WAR. 02:04:43 BMT ISSUE 616A (3/27/41) IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THE US PRESIDENT SIGNED THE LEASE AND LEND ACT FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT SIGNED LEND LEASE ACT. 02:05:34 BMT ISSUE 619 (4/14/41) BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC THE CONVOYS CONTINUE TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC DESPITE THE MENACE OF GERMAN U-BOATS. WITH THE PROTECTION OF THE NAVY THE SUPPLIES ARE STILL REACHING OUR PORTS. GV MOONLIGHT ON SEA. 3 SHOTS SMALL MERCHANT SHIPS. GV, MS & CU GERMAN U-BOAT PRISONERS ON SHIPS DECK. MS MERCHANT SHIP & ESCORT. LS PAN CONVOY AT SEA. GV CONVOY. LS SHIP (X2). MS ROLLING SEA FROM SHIPS DECK. LAS LOOKOUT POINTS OUT TO SEA. GV SEA WITH TRAIL OF U-BOAT. 2 SHOTS SEA FROM DECK. GV SHIPS LAY DEPTH CHARGE. AIR TO SEA DEPTH CHARGE EXPLODES. GV DEPTH CHARGES EXPLODE. CU OFFICER WITH TELESCOPE. CU SAILOR WITH LIFEBOAT. CU OFFICER LOOKS THROUGH BINOCULARS. GV CONVOY AT SEA (X2). MS ROLLING SEA FROM DECK (X2). GV DOCK WITH CARGO BEING UNLOADED (X2). MS DOCKERS WITH CARGO. MS & CU GRAIN DOWN CHUTES INTO HOPPER. 3 SHOTS CARGO UNLOADED. 02:07:45 BMT ISSUE 620 (4/24/41) AXIS SHIPS SABOTAGED AMERICA HAS TAKEN OVER A TOTAL OF SIXTY-NINE ITALIAN, GERMAN AND DANISH SHIPS. LAND AND AERIAL SHOTS OF THE SHIPS AND OF THE COAST-GUARDS GOING TO TAKE THEM OVER WRECKED EQUIPMENT IS FOUND AND PRISONERS ARE TAKEN TO BOSTON FOR INTERNMENT. DANISH CREWS ARE QUESTIONED BUT NO DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE TO THEIR CRAFT. 02:09:05 BMT ISSUE 620 (4/21/41) LONDON'S BIGGEST BLITZ "THEY'VE GOT IT COMING TO THEM" NIGHT SHOTS SHOWING THE TERRIFIC FIRES RAGING. A FEW DAY SHOTS BUT NOT MANY - A MAJORITY WERE CENSORED. VERY GOOD SHOTS. FIRES, CASUALTIES AND BOMBED OUT PEOPLE. RENEWED ATTACKS, SHOWS BURNING AND EXPLOSIONS, GOOD DAY AND NIGHT FIRES AND FIREFIGHTING, HOMELESS VICTIMS, BRITISH BOMBERS 02:12:16 BMT ISSUE 621 (4/28/41) ASSAULT FROM THE SKY AMERICAN PARATROOPS IN TRAINING IN GEORGIA, HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF EQUIPMENT TO BE TAKEN ON THEIR JUMPS. THE TROOPS ARE INSPECTED THEN THEY PACK THEIR EQUIPMENT BUNDLES AND ENTER THE PLANES. WHEN THE PLANES ARE IN THE AIR THEY BALE OUT AFTER THEIR EQUIPMENT. AERIAL AND SLOW MOTION SCENES. SHOTS OF LANDINGS. 02:14:00 BMT ISSUE 623A (5/15/41) HITLER'S DEPUTY FLEES TO BRITAIN RUDOLF HESS MYSTERIOUSLY ARRIVES IN SCOTLAND. LIBRARY SHOTS OF HESS, HITLER AND GOERING. KEYWORDS GERMANY; RUDOLPH HESS; ADOLF HITLER; HERMANN GOERING 02:14:44 BMT ISSUE 626A (6/5/41) THE LAST OF THE 'BISMARCK' (PARTIAL DUB) SINKING OF THE BISMARCK. THE SINKING OF THE BISMARCK WAS DUE TO CO-OPERATIONS BETWEEN THE RAF AND THE NAVY. IN THIS DRAMATIC FILM YOU SEE SALVOES FROM THE BISMARCK FAILING TO HIT ONE OF OUR BATTLESHIPS. SOME OF THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN THE BATTLE SPEAK TO MOVIETONE. SHOTS OF CATALINA AIRCRAFT TAKING OFF. ABOARD RENOWN, ADMIRAL SOMERVILLE WORKS OUT THE POSITION OF THE RAIDER AND SWORDFISH AIRCRAFT TAKE OFF FROM ARK ROYAL TO INTERCEPT. 16MM SHOTS AS SHELLS FROM THE BISMARCK FALL SHORT OF ONE OF OUR BATTLESHIPS. IN PORT, MEN OF THE CRUISER DORSETSHIRE COME ASHORE AND MOORED IN THE HARBOUR ARE THE CRUISER NORFOLK, THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER VICTORIOUS AND THE BATTLESHIP RODNEY. 02:17:12 BMT ISSUE 628 (6/16/41) THE PRIME MINISTER'S GREAT DECLARATION AT IMPERIAL CONFERENCE (PARTIAL DUB OF WINSTON CHURCHILL SPEECH ONLY.) EX. WE'LL WIPE HITLER FROM FACE OF THE EARTH ... LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS 02:19:44 BMT ISSUE 637A (8/21/41) AN HISTORIC MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND WINSTON CHURCHILL (PARTIAL DUB- BMT ORIGINAL IS VERY GOOD BUT LONG) IMPRESSIVE SCENES AS PRESIDENT AND PREMIER CONFER ABOARD SHIPS IN MID-ATLANTIC. MR CHURCHILL TRAVELLED ONBOARD ONE OF OUR NEWEST BATTLESHIPS THE PRINCE OF WALES. SHOT LISTON SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE ABOARD THE POW PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND CHURCHILL ATTEND. CREWS FROM BOTH SHIPS. CAPTAIN LEACH, COMMANDER OF THE POW READS THE LESSON. ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS IS SUNG. AFTERWARDS - ROOSEVELT AND CHURCHILL HAVE FURTHER TALKS. KEYWORDS: SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL; FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT; ADMIRAL SIR DUDLEY POUND; ALBERT VICTOR ALEXANDER, 1ST EARL ALEXANDER OF HILLSBOROUGH; WILLIAM AVERILL HARRIMAN; WILLIAM MAXWELL AITKEN, 1ST BARON BEAVERBROOK; FIELD MARSHAL SIR JOHN DILL; ADMIRAL ERNEST J KING 02:22:00 BMT ISSUE 640 (9/8/41) THE HUN AT WAR - SECTION 1 GERMAN TANKS ADVANCE IN RUSSIA ACCOMPANIED BY LORRY BORNE TROOPS. THROUGH BLAZING TOWNS AND VILLAGES THEY GO. DIVE BOMBERS JU87 AND JU88 TAKE OFF. AERIAL SCENES SHOW JUNKERS DIVING AND DESTROYING PLANES WITH CANNON FIRE AND BOMBING TOWNS AND ROADS. MACHINE GUNS AND FLARE THROWERS AID THE ADVANCE WHILE A GERMAN SOLDIER FILMS. A TRAILER WAS ATTACHED TO THIS STORY DEMANDING MORE PLANES AND MORE TANKS. GERMANS MARCH PAST POWS. INFANTRY ADVANCING. RUINED BUNKERS. TANKS ADVANCE - VARIOUS. TANKS IN WHEATFIELD - FIRES ETC. POW IN LINE. GERMANS OUT OF TANKS. LARGE GUNS FIRE. TROOPS ADVANCING. RUSSIANS WITH WHITE FLAGS. GERMAN OFFICERS SURVEY SCENE. BROKEN BRIDGE - RUSSIANS CLIMBING DOWN ROPE FROM BRIDGE. GERMANS STREET FIGHTING. POW LINE - SOME WOUNDED. HUNDREDS OF POWS SIT IN FIELD. VARIOUS CLOSE UPS. POW LINE MOVES OFF. ACK ACK - PLANE HIT AND CRASHES TO EARTH. WRECKAGE ON GROUND. AERIALS OF BOMBING (BADLY SCRATCHED). FINLAND BORDER POST. GERMANS CROSSING BORDERS IN CARS AND ON MOTOR BIKES. SOLDIERS FIRING GUNS. MACHINE GUNS AND MORTARS. TROOPS RUSH FORWARD. NIGHT BARRAGE AND DAY BARRAGE. TANKS ACROSS FIELD. SMALL GUNS BEING FIRED. EXCELLENT SHOTS OF SMALL FIRE. BURNING HOUSES ETC. GERMANS CROSS RIVER ON PONTOON. GERMANS GO ABOARD FERRY - GIVEN FLOWERSBY WOMEN. CAPTURED CIVILIANS. GUNS FIRING - RUSSIANS WITH HANDS IN AIR. INTERROGATED. GUNS FIRE AND A DIRECT HIT ON A CHIMNEY WHICH FALLS. POW ON MARCH. TANKS INTO BLAZING VILLAGE. GERMAN BOMBERS TAKE OFF - INTERIOR OF BOMBERS. AERIALS OF DEVASTATION. GERMANS THROUGH CITY - PEOPLE WELCOME THEM. WOMEN CRYING - DEAD BODIES BEING CARRIED OUT FROM BUILDING - PAN OF DEAD BODIES - WOMEN WAILING OVER BODIES. PEOPLE BEING JOSTLED BY CROWDS. STALIN'S PORTRAIT BEING DESTROYED. GERMAN BOMBERS IN FLIGHT. GERMAN TANKS FIRING. GUN FIRES AND A DIRECT HIT ON A TANK. RUSSIAN POWS AT THE DOUBLE. BLAZING VEHICLES. TANKS ADVANCE. ERMANS FIGHTING IN VILLAGE. DIRECT HIT ON TANK. VARIOUS GUNS BEING FIRED BY GERMANS. BURNING VEHICLES. LARGE EXPLOSION. GUNS FIRING - SHORT RANGE. TANKS ADVANCE. PAN OVER BLAZING WRECKAGE. THOUSANDS OF RUSSIAN POWS. VARIOUS CU'S PLANES WARM UP. BOMBING UP. TAKE OFF - AIR TO AIR ATTACK. PLANES ON GROUND BEING SHOT UP. AERIAL COMBAT - PLANES DIVE TO EARTH. GUNS FIRING. MOTORISED UNITS OVER PLOUGHED FIELDS. WOMEN GIVING FLOWERS TO TROOPS. WRECKED ARMOUR BY ROADSIDE. GERMANS STREET FIGHTING. PEOPLE CHEER AND CLAP TROOPS. PLANE TAKES OFF. JU88 DIVE BOMBING. GUNS FIRING - VARIOUS. WRECKED TANKS. GERMANS ON THE MARCH. FLAME THROWERS USED. CAVALRY THROUGH STREETS - GIVEN FLOWERS. GUNS FIRE AND DIRECT HIT ON FARMHOUSE - TREMENDOUS EXPLOSION. STREET FIGHT. GERMANS USING LOUD HAILER TO TELL PEOPLE TO SURRENDER. GERMAN NEWSREEL CAMERAMEN IN ACTION. TROOPS PASS BLAZING BUILDINGS. TROOP COVERED TANKS ALONG ROAD. KEYWORDS: FILM OBTAINED FROM THE ENEMY; JOSEPH STALIN; JUNKERS JU88 DIVE-BOMBERS; STUKA DIVE-BOMBERS 02:26:50 BMT ISSUE 640A (9/11/40) THE HUN AT WAR - SECTION II BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWS PRESENTS ANOTHER EXTRACT FROM GERMAN NEWS REEL MATERIAL SHOWING WAR AS THE NAZIS RAGE IT, IN ALL THE BRUTAL REALITY OF THEIR TREACHEROUS AND UNPROVOKED ATTACK UPON THE USSR. SHOTS OF TANKS ADVANCING, SNIPERS AND ARTILLERY IN ACTION. RUINED SOVIET TANKS LINE THE ROADSIDE. PICTURES OF AND FROM A HEINKEL 111K AS IT FLIES OVER A TOWN AND UNLOADS ITS DEADLY CARGO. VARIOUS OTHER SHOTS OF THE GROUND FORCES.INTERIOR SHOTS OF PLANE. REFUGEES, DEAD BODIES, HOUSE TO HOUSE FIGHTING. KEYWORDS; HEINKEL HE111 BOMBERS 02:31:20 BMT ISSUE 639 (9/1/41) NO RATION COUPONS NEEDED - PAINTING GIRLS LEG EVEN IN AMERICA THE WAR HAS MADE SILK FOR STOCKINGS RARE, THE ANSWER IS TO PAINT THEM ON. VARIOUS SHOTS OF GIRLS HAVING THEIR LEGS PAINTED BY THE WESTMORE BROTHERS, HOLLYWOOD'S MAKE UP EXPERTS. KEYWORDS FASHIONS; RATIONING; BIZARRE ITEMS , HOME FRONT 02:32:05 BMT ISSUE 647 (10/27/41) SABOTAGE IN USA - HUGE AMERICAN RUBBER FIRE SIX GREAT BUILDINGS BELONGING TO AMERICA'S FOREMOST RUBBER COMPANY WERE DESTROYED BY FIRE. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE WAS SABOTAGE. GROUND AND AERIAL SHOTS OF THE TERRIFIC CONFLAGRATION. IN ALL SIX GREAT BUILDINGS ARE ABLAZE AND THE PICTURE IS ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR OF ITS KIND. END TAPE YY
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