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Finland Fights 1940

Public Domain Stock Footage Finland Fights 1940

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keywords: wwii, finland, helsinki, composer jean sibelius, runner taisto maki, russian bombing attack, bomb damage, finnish relief fund, former president herbert hoover

Synopsis: Known as the Winter War, Russia attacks Finland, who then appeals to the American public to support the Finnish war effort and relief fund...(read more)

  • Date: 1940
  • Duration: 00:06:00
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Finland
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Finland Fights 1940

Footage of the scenic beauty of Finland in 1939, the lakes, the forest, and Finnish farmland. A farmer gathers hay in the Finnish countryside. Shows views of Helsinki, Finland. Image of Clock Tower of Helsinki Central railway station, with the two statues in left part of frame. Footage of Jean Sibelius (John Julius Christian Sibelius) Finnish composer at the piano. United States Secretary of The Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr accepts check from Finland's Ambassador to the United States Hjalmar J. Procope at the end of the Finnish Winter War. Paavo Nurmi, Finnish long distance runner, runs in a track meet. Shows Taisto Maki, Finnish long distance runner, in Finnish Army uniform.

Paavo Nurmi and Taisto Maki speaks for Finnish relief from a U.S. stage. Shows map of Europe with size of Soviet Russia and Finland. Shows Russian planes bombing Finnish cities, civilians fleeing. Shows the flaming destruction of Finland's business buildings, schools, churches and homes. Shows injured Finnish civilian in hospital. Shows Herbert Hoover appealing to America to support the Finnish war effort and American citizens to support the Finnish Relief Fund. Herbert Hoover at a desk, speaks into WMCA, NBC, CBS, and WOR microphones in his appeal to the nation.