Buyout Footage Historic Stock Footage Archive

Download full films or create your own custom cuts

Escape From Nazi Europe 1940

Public Domain Stock Footage Escape From Nazi Europe 1940

Standard Definition: (72-hr. turnaround)
SD 480i --  $349.00
720 x 480 29.97i DV-NTSC Quicktime
SD 576i --  $349.00
720 x 576 25i DV-PAL Quicktime

keywords: pre-wwii, american export lines, four aces, war refugees, nazi europe

Synopsis: American Export Lines establishes a Lisbon to New York route in which thousands of refugees flee Nazi Europe for the safety of the U.S (200mitt812i)...(read more)

  • Date: 1940
  • Duration: 00:06:16
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Escape From Nazi Europe 1940

001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015

Escape From Nazi Europe 1940

Fleeing Nazi Europe to America. People line the rails of the SS Excambion, one of the "4 Aces" American Export Lines cargo-passenger ships, as the liner arrives in New York City from Lisbon, Portugal. New York City and Statue of Liberty in background. Shows refugees waving an American flag and an Italian flag. Refugees leaving the ship at New York City pier.

In late 1940, American Export Lines chartered the SS Siboney to return American fleeing Europe at the outset of WWII, making seven roundtrips from Jersey City, New Jersey to Lisbon, Portugal. Shows SS Siboney arriving and docking at Jersey City, N.J. Passengers come down gangway and into baggage and U.S. Customs area.

Related Titles:
A New Life For War Refugees - The Cummington, MA Story